Active Labour Market Programmes 2

Project Summary

The ALMP2 project builds on long-standing UNDP achievements in supporting Kosovo citizens, with particular focus on vulnerable young men and women, and readmitted persons, to find a job or establish a new venture through supporting Kosovo institutions in designing strategic, evidence-based policies and programmes, and providing on-the-job training, wage subsidy, as well as grants and consultancy to foster self-employment opportunities.


What do we want to achieve?

The project’s main objective is to improve the capacities of the labour market institutions to design relevant, gender-responsive policies at the central level and to deliver integrated services at the local level, focusing on the most vulnerable groups among the unemployed, through:

a)       Improving the provision of continued direct implementation of active labour market measures for vulnerable groups – with a particular attention to youth and women – and further technical support for the capacities of the implementing institutions;

b)       Enhancing the labour market knowledge base in order to ensure evidence-based decision making among labour-market actors;

c)        Identifying feasible ways for Kosovo to establish an Employment Fund, in order to ensure sustainability in the financing and implementation of active employment measures.

d)      Improving the provision of sustainable economic reintegration opportunities for readmitted women and men - through direct implementation of various active labour market measures, with particular focus on the Self-Employment Programme


Main results:


The Kosovo Employment Agency has become functional and has increased its capacities to deliver services and active labour market measures through its employment offices and vocational training centres;

The performance of the employment offices and the vocational training centres is managed through an internal system and upgraded Employment Management Information System;

The operational manual for the implementation of the self-employment programme, as an active employment measure, has been developed in cooperation with and implemented through the MLSW and the Kosovo Employment Agency;

The labour market model for better client profiling and individualization of services has been developed and introduced within the Kosovo Employment Agency;

The Kosovo Employment Agency has better visibility and improved capacities in promoting its services;

Over 2,000 young unemployed women and men and repatriated people received skills development and employment opportunities;

Around 80 new start-ups have been established and supported to become successful;

Policy analyses and briefs on skills needs in specific sectors identified by the Ministry of Trade and Industry have been developed and discussed;

Kosovo Agency for Statistics produces higher quality analysis in the Labour Force Survey;

Long-term action-plans to ensure sustainability and quality of labour market knowledge tools have been produced;

A feasibility report on establishing of Kosovo Employment Fund, along with proposed implementation guidelines is produced;

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has the increased capacities in providing coordinated services to repatriated persons;

Municipal authorities have increased capacities in supporting repatriated have access to the employment and skills development opportunities.


Donor Information

Donor Amount
Government of Kosovo 1,355,689 EURO
Government of Finland 1,200,000 EURO
Government of the United Kingdom     68,000 EURO
United Nations Development Programme   312,500 EURO
Total 2,936,189 EURO

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