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Kosovo Threshold Program

The Kosovo Threshold Program's end date was September 30, 2022. The Threshold Program is now closed.

Since gaining independence in 2008, the Government of Kosovo has made significant strides in strengthening the administration of public services and upgrading public infrastructure, and has undertaken reforms to improve the business climate to attract private investment. However, with 30 percent of the population living below the poverty line, Kosovo is one of the poorest countries in Europe, and is still developing government institutions that can ensure the rule of law and effectively deliver critical services to its citizens.

MCC’s Kosovo Threshold Program addressed two key constraints to Kosovo’s economic growth: an unreliable supply of electricity; and real and perceived weakness in rule of law, government accountability and transparency. MCC’s investments were designed to strengthen the power sector by fostering a market-driven approach to lowering energy costs for households and businesses, encouraging energy efficiency, and developing new sources of electricity generation. The program also supported the Government of Kosovo’s efforts to improve decision-making and accountability by increasing the accessibility and use of judicial, environmental, and labor force data.

As of Tue Mar 26 2024 05:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)