Development cooperation , 17.12.2013

Active labour market programmes 2


The development cooperation budget of Finland for Kosovo is 1,5 million euros annually. The sum includes the local cooperation funds for 300 000 euros per year. The themes of other Finnish supported projects in Kosovo are economy and employment. Unemployment is one of the biggest problems in Kosovo. Youth unemployment is a big challenge in Kosovo and women's unemployment rate is generally high compared to the unemployment rate of men. PWDs' and minorities' employment situation is poor. Active labour market programmes 2 will increase employment by developing the labour market system in Kosovo taking into account the gender aspect and participation of the most vulnerable groups. The project aims at strengthening of the links between labour market actors -employers, job-seekers, policy-makers, public employment services and vocational training and educational institutions -through: a) improving human capacities and financial resources b) continued implementation of active labour measures for vulnerable groups c) enhancement of the labour market knowledge base in order to ensure evidence-based decision making UNDP has supported the employment sector of Kosovo since 2005. UNDP has organised training and employment opportunities for 11 000 long-term unemployed women and men in cooperation with aroung 3500 private companies. According to the evaluations the activities have been successful. After the project the employment rate of the beneficiaries has remained remarkably higher that the employment rate of the control group. Finnish supported projects on Gender based violence and Sustainable development in Dragash have also had employment components implemented. The recommendations of the appraisal will be taken into account in the project. Kosovo is not a priority development cooperation partner of Finland and Finnish funded projects are implemented mainly through international organisations -in this case through UNDP. The proposed Finnish contribution for the project is 1,2 million euros for the years 2014-2016.

Funding decision  17.12.2013

1 200 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Employment policy and administrative management 100%

Funding channel

YK:n kehitysohjelma



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