Private Sector-Led Workforce Development Activity in Kosovo

The goal of the Private Sector-Led Workforce Development Activity in Kosovo is to create a private sector-led workforce development ecosystem that equips youth with the skills necessary to contribute to growth industries driving Kosovo’s economic development. The objective of the activity is to embolden the private sector to develop and strengthen the workforce, resulting in more market-driven skills. In each targeted sector – ICT, agribusiness, and wood processing.

The mission of this Activity is to strengthen bonds and increase collaboration among actors in these industries to create a more robust and efficient job market through the following components:

  1. Advancing private sector leadership in collaboratively determining needs, designing, and financing tailored workforce solutions;
  2. Strengthening private sector and key workforce ecosystem actors’ capabilities to co-implement and co-assess workforce solutions;
  3. Strengthening workforce ecosystem relationships for sustained collaboration on inclusive employment solutions.


The primary audiences of the activity are:

  • Kosovan youth, women and minorities seeking job opportunities,
  • Private sector businesses engaged in ICT, agribusiness, and wood processing,
  • Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions,
  • Kosovan diaspora.


This Activity is supported by USAID and implemented by IREX in collaboration with partners Crimson Capital Corp. (Crimson), Development Gateway (DG), Germin, and Open Data Kosovo (ODK).






Date published

October 24, 2022