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.
|September 24, 2020||Balkan Office Newsletter|
|March 12, 2020||Training in Japan|
|February 26, 2020||Training in Japan|
|January 31, 2020||Introduction of Projects|
|October 17, 2019||Training in Japan|
|September 20, 2019||JICA President Kitaoka held talks with H.E. Mr. Thaçi, President of the Republic of Kosovo|
|May 30, 2019||20 Years After the Kosovo Conflict, JICA’s Support for Media Shows the Future of Interethnic Collaboration|
|November 8, 2018||'Japan's Modernization Experience as a Legacy for the World' Part 4: Spreading Wisdom About Coping With Pollution and Protecting the Environment|
The JICA Balkan Office oversees JICA’s work in Kosovo.