USAID’s Property Rights Program (PRP) is a four-year activity that aims to address the property rights challenges and to develop a plan for the stabilization of the property rights regime in Kosovo. The program will work in partnership with the Government of Kosovo (GOK), selected municipalities and other relevant local and international stakeholders. USAID has allocated $8.5 million for the implementation of the Property Rights Program.
SUMMARY OF RESULTS FOR THE REPORTING PERIOD AND KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
This Quarter saw PRP advance its initiatives significantly under all four Objectives. Under Objective 1, PRP secured the new Government’s commitment to implement the NSPR, and assisted it to develop legislation to implement the NSPR’s reform recommendations at a steady pace. Under Objective 2, the piloting of improved case management reforms has produced demonstrable improvements in the courts’ efficiency and effectiveness in adjudicating property rights cases; and has prompted judges to call for the institutionalization of such practices throughout Kosovo’s judicial system. Under Objective 3, PRP continued its public outreach on women’s equal property rights with a range of activities, most notably airing PSAs it developed during municipal election debates organized by the E4E sub-grantee BIRN, and securing the inclusion of questions related to property rights during those debates. Under Objective 4, PRP has moved forward a number of initiatives in partner municipalities that are designed to improve municipal governments’ services to their citizens including delivery of technical assistance and installation of hardware assets.