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Arta I.

Pristina, Kosovo


Mrs. Arta Istrefi- Jahja was Competitiveness Specialist for over 5yrs on the USAID-funded EMPOWER Private Sector Project. Prior to joining Crimson and Cardno, implementing companies, Ms. Istrefi was a Political Advisor to the Minister of Trade and Industry, focusing on business climate and trade issues. She also worked for a leading consulting firm in Kosovo, developing research methodologies and conducting desk research on various governance and economic development issues in Kosovo. Ms. Istrefi has a master’s of science in Economic Development and Policy Analysis from University of Nottingham, U.K. and a bachelor’s degree in Banking, Finance and Accounting from University of Prishtina. In addition to her native Albanian, she speaks English and basic German.


  • economic policy
  • events / training
  • research & development
  • development
  • economic development
  • kosovo
  • united states
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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