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Speeches Shim

November 18, 2020

The Acting President of the Republic of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu and USAID/Kosovo Mission Director Lisa Magno signed a new bilateral development cooperation agreement between the U.S. Government and the Government of Kosovo today. This new bilateral cooperation agreement makes available another $33 million out of a planned total of $161 million from the United States through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in support of Kosovo on its journey of self-reliance.

November 5, 2020

The private sector in Kosovo is taking the lead in exploring innovative and market-based solutions, while providing professional opportunities for students.  Busulla, an online career guidance platform, is one of the first private sector innovations mainstreamed into Kosovo’s education system.  Under the leadership of Sovran Berisha, a U.S.

November 5, 2020

On October 27, the Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC), with the support of the USAID Justice System Strengthening Program, launched the case status lookup tool, a new feature on the KJC website that allows citizens to learn about their case status with a quick click.  This milestone is another success enabling all parties in court proceedings to easily and quickly access information including both the current status and previous actions on their case.   

November 5, 2020

While most of the country was staying home in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kosovo government institutions could effectively provide goods and services to citizens thanks to the electronic procurement (e-procurement) platform.  Developed with the support of USAID’s Transparent, Effective, and Accountable Municipalities activity, e-procurement allows all public institutions to conduct procurement activities online, from drafting the tender dossiers and publishing calls for application, to bid applications, bid evaluation, bid protests, and the signing of contracts. 

October 23, 2020

Despite the many successes in rule of law and human rights, property rights remain out of reach for many in Kosovo.  One of the many USAID grantees, Communication for Social Development, is pushing for behavior change in small communities across Kosovo to recognize women’s right to claim property.  What better place for them to start than at school where students are forming their opinions about equal rights and the world around them.