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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 9:00am

Launch of the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund

Pristina, April 26, 2016 – The U.S. Agency for International Development launched the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund (KCGF) at a ceremony organized today. The event marks the establishment of an independent, local, and sustainable institution that will issue partial loan guarantees to financial institutions thereby increasing access to finance for the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Kosovo and promoting private sector development.

“This Fund is an important opportunity to address one of the key constraints to sustained economic growth in Kosovo -- the lack of access to finance and credit for Kosovo’s businesses. The Fund will help small and medium enterprises obtain much-needed financing from financial institutions and most importantly, we expect the Fund will facilitate $400 million in increased lending and 20,000 new jobs in the next 6 years, “ said U.S. Ambassador Greg Delawie in his opening remarks joined by the Prime Minister of Kosovo Isa Mustafa, Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli, German Ambassador to Kosovo Angelika Viets, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo Bedri Hamza.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 4:45am

Gender Responsive Budgeting was launched at an event organized by USAID in partnership with the Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN).  The initiative will institutionalize Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) within the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning.

Gender Responsive Budgeting will help Kosovo’s government to reduce inequalities and address gender gaps in government policies, plans, and budgets.  Apart from planning, GRB interventions will assist better-use of existing funds.

USAID-i në Kosovë lancon fushatën nacionale për të përkrahur të drejtat e grave në pronë
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 11:15am

Prishtine, 10 Dhjetor — Sot, në Ditën Ndërkombëtare të të Drejtave të Njeriut, Ambasadori i SHBA-ve në Prishtinë Greg Delavi, i shoqëruar nga Shkëlqësia e Saj Presidentja Atifete Jahjaga, Drejtori i Misionit të USAID-it Xhejms Houp dhe Ministri i Drejtësisë Hajredin Kuçi, morrën pjesë në ceremonin e lancimit të fushatës nacionale për të përkrahur të drejtat e grave në pronë.

USAID Launches National Campaign to Support Women’s Rights to Property
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 8:00am

Pristina, December 10 -  Today, on International Human Rights Day, the U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo  Greg Delawie, joined by H.E. President Atifete Jahjaga, USAID/Kosovo Mission Director James Hope  and Minister of Justice Hajredin Kuçi, participated in the launch of a national campaign to support women’s rights to property.

USAID Launches new $11.8 million Agricultural Growth and Rural Opportunities (AGRO) Program
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:15am

Pristina, May 5 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced new assistance the United States government is providing Kosovo to further develop the nation’s highly competitive agricultural sector through grants to farmers and others within the agricultural value chain.

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 2:15am

Pristina, February 27 - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is announcing the launch of a new activity to support vulnerable and marginalized groups in Kosovo and strengthen civil society’s role in influencing the development and implementation of policies affecting these communities.

James Hope Sworn In As Mission Director for Kosovo
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:00am

James “Jim” Hope was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for Kosovo.

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:00am

Pristina, October 20 - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is announcing the launch of a major new activity (program) to support improving Kosovo’s ability to provide secure, cleaner, and affordable energy.

U.S. Government Continues with its Commitment to Support Kosovo’s Development
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 5:00am

USAID/Kosovo Acting Mission Director Chris Edwards and President of the Republic of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga today signed an amendment to the bilateral Development Objective Grant Agreement signed between the two governments in December 2013.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 9:30am

The U.S. Agency for International Development is launching the Property Rights Program designed to improve the property rights regime in Kosovo, strengthen rule of law and increase economic growth and investment in Kosovo.