Kosovo is in an underdeveloped area of what was once Yugoslavia, and having formerly depended on aid from Yugoslavia and Serbia, does not have an independent economic structure. The primary industries are commercial (and other) services and agriculture, and while Kosovo has some mineral resources (zinc, lignite among others), its economic base is vulnerable. Currently, the country faces a constant trade deficit, inadequate power and a high unemployment rate (about 45 percent) primarily among the young. Kosovo also has social issues, including the rule of law and ethnic antagonism, and considerable time is needed before economic independence. JICA is providing assistance with a focus on economic and social stability, including human resource training, as well as on the environment.


Office Information
The JICA Balkan Office oversees JICA’s work in Kosovo.
JICA Balkan Office
Business Centre USCE, 17th Floor, Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 6, 11070 Beograd, Serbia

What's New

May 18, 2016 The final seminar on "Capacity Development in the Wastewater Treatment Sector" was organized by the country-focused training participants
April 1, 2016 The Project for Capacity Development of Radio Television Kosovo (RTK) has begun!
February 25, 2016 A subsequent effort of the Prizren Municipality, after the completion of the Waste Management Project
January 27, 2016 Employment Opportunities
December 10, 2015 The seminar of the Country-focused Training on Rural Industry Development was organized in Gjakova/Djakovica city


The JICA Balkan Office oversees JICA’s work in Kosovo.

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