Aid For Trade

Project Summary


The project aims to improve implementation of pro-poor trade reforms and trade capacity development measures, with a focus on capacity gaps, and technical assistance to the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

What do we want to acheive

The project aims to improve implementation of pro-poor trade reforms and trade capacity development measures, with a focus on capacity gaps, and technical assistance to the Ministry of Trade and Industry. At the local level the project seeks to raise productivity, employment and entrepreneurship, focusing on the economic region South and working with small and medium enterprises.

Results



• Establishment of a sustainable Microcredit Guarantee Fund, in close cooperation with the Regional Development Agencies in the North and South of Kosovo (from total 450 guarantees to be issued during the initial two years of operation, 50% will be extended to target beneficiaries in the economic region South)
• Provide export promotion services to local businesses such as:
• advisory services to local producers;
• access to market information and selected training on understanding market demands,  product quality standards, etc.;  
• training for local businesses;
• facilitation of people-to-people (or business-to-business) contacts through the organization of events for products/services for which trade corridors provide opportunities;
• provision of information on climate change and environment financing opportunities
• Expert support provided to the Ministry of Trade and Industry

Donor Information

Donor Amount
Government Of Finland 1,483,738.00 EUR
Overview
Status
Active
Project Duration
February 2012 - December 2014
Geographic Coverage
Kosovo wide
Focus Area
Inclusive Growth
Beneficiaties
Ministry of Trade and Industry, Division of Industrial Policies
Export oriented SMEs
Partners
Ministry of Trade and Industry; Regional Development Agencies North and South; SME Agency of Kosovo; Investment Promotion Agency of Kosovo; Chambers of Commerce; Ministry of Economic Development; Kosovo-wide Municipalities; Private Sector Enterprises; Kosovo Agency of Statistics.
Contact
Teuta Purrini
Project Manager
teuta.purrini@undp.org
Phone: +381 38 240 008 ext. 108
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