Investing in human capital is one of the main objectives of USAID's 2014-2018 country development cooperation strategy for Kosovo. Photo by: Stephen Luke / CC BY
The U.S. Agency for International Development began its involvement in Kosovo soon after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s intervention in 1999. Its immediate agenda focused on post-conflict rehabilitation, humanitarian assistance and the establishment of functioning state institutions. Kosovo has come a long way since, having been recognized by much of the international community as a fully autonomous state in 2012.
USAID priorities continue to shift with respect to Kosovo’s progress. While the necessary institutions have been set in place, new challenges are seen in areas such as governance, law and economic development. The focus is now moving toward strengthening the capacities of state bodies and to ensure that they function properly.
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