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Agribusiness is essential to stimulating rural development, generating employment opportunities, and creating stable foundations for broader economic growth. USAID’s Agribusiness Development project helps generate jobs and increase household incomes in targeted rural regions of BiH by supporting the development and expansion of cornichon, vegetable, and berry production and sales for small-scale farmers. This is a 30-month, $432,000 project implemented by MKF Partner.

The project will establish the Via Dinarica corridor in BiH as a community-owned and operated rural tourism product that provides sustainable livelihoods for businesses and communities situated along the trails. The program will identify and map value chains along the trails featuring cultural, traditional, natural, and gastronomic products, and integrate them into tourism packages. 


On September 17, the Government of the Russian Federation (GoRF) and Government of Turkey (GoT) agreed to establish a 9–15 mile-wide demilitarized zone surrounding Idlib Governorate, separating Syrian Arab Republic Government (SARG) forces from armed opposition groups (AOGs) and militant elements, international media report. The GoT noted that the agreement could prevent the further deterioration of humanitarian conditions by halting or delaying an anticipated SARG offensive on Idlib, which the UN estimates could displace up to 900,000 people in northwestern Syria.

Under the project, USAID partners with the American University of Central Asia to provide need- and merit-based scholarships to students, enhance research capacity of faculty and students, and facilitate accreditation of the Business Administration program of AUCA. The project supports the unique higher education model in the Kyrgyz Republic based on traditions of a liberal arts education.

The three year Public Pulse III project is a continuation of Public Pulse I and II (initially launched jointly with UNDP in 2010). This project will continue the work on research and analysis of pertinent issues as a watchdog that will constructively engage the Government of Kosovo and public institutions in research.

Justice Matters is a three-year activity to improve access to justice for all, inclusive of disadvantaged and marginalized groups, by strengthening the institutions, actors, and processes for providing legal aid services and legal information. Through this activity, USAID aims to:

USAID’s Justice System Strengthening Program, a four-year rule of law activity that focuses on promoting a judicial system that adheres to high standards of independence, impartiality, integrity, accountability, and transparency, and on supporting the functioning and integration of judicial structures in the North.

The Workforce Partnership in the Apparel Sector is an initiative led by the Kosovo Apparel Marketing Association (KAMA) in partnership with USAID/Kosovo. This four-year activity works closely with private apparel producers, Universities of Design, Employment Centers, and Kosova - Women 4 Women (KW4W) to improve the workforce skills of school youth, and increase employability and employment in the apparel sector.

Partnering for Impact in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a new, three-year program to create employment and self-employment opportunities in Kosovo’s ICT sector.   

The Kosovo Energy Security of Supply (KESS) project provides technical assistance across the Kosovo energy sector, primarily to the Ministry of Economic Development (MED), for the design and implementation of energy security projects in the country.

The activity will strengthen the Government of Kosovo’s (GOK) continuing efforts to modernize the country’s existing electricity sector, and build the capacity of the GOK to negotiate and implement future energy sector transactions in order to provide for a more reliable, cleaner, and affordable electric energy supply.


Last updated: October 22, 2018

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