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Last updated: September 13, 2022

August 8, 2022

Kosovo's green agenda goes beyond promoting climate-friendly practices; it is a plan that aims to grow the economy, strengthen energy security, mitigate climate change, and create local jobs in Kosovo. 

July 22, 2022

With support from USAID in 2016, Arben established the Schwarzwald Massivholz brand to highlight Kosovo-made wood products, and opened the first Kosovo furniture showroom in Stuttgart, Germany. The showroom created an effective avenue through which Kosovo wood-processors broke into European markets. 

July 22, 2022

Elsa’s school, Sami Frasheri, started a “Justice Club” this year to empower youth with the knowledge to solve injustices like the one Elsa faced.  With assistance from USAID, Justice Clubs were set up in seven high schools across seven municipalities in Kosovo.

July 11, 2022

This year’s Global Digital Development Forum, held in May, highlighted Kosovo’s impressive achievements in digital service provision to tax paying citizens in a video presentation. The forum convened approximately 400 people from various sectors and institutions worldwide to discuss innovations in the digital economy, share lessons learned, and highlight successful innovations - like Kosovo’s. For some time, the Tax Administration of Kosovo (TAK) has been working on integrating digital solutions – an advancement that has continuously improved its service to tax paying citizens.

July 10, 2022

Kosovo’s diaspora-owned businesses across Europe play a key support role in expanding and strengthening Kosovo’s private sector. In May, over 150 diaspora businesses traveled to Kosovo to meet local producers and develop business partnerships during the Diaspora Business Forum, co-organized by USAID Kosovo’s Compete Activity.

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