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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.

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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 21, 2019 Training in Japan
April 1, 2019 10th anniversary of the cooperation between Kosovo and JICA
November 6, 2018 Training in Japan
October 31, 2018 Training in Japan
October 23, 2018 Training in Japan

News & Features

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

About JICA Balkan Office - Kosovo


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

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