The USAID EMPOWER Private Sector seeks out and takes advantage of opportunities for expansive job creation in any value chain, through workforce skills development and attraction of foreign and domestic investment, using affirmative focus on assisting underemployed and disadvantaged populations. It aims to expand earning opportunities for women, and to encourage the elevation of women into senior business management roles. The project includes North Kosovo in all of its activities. EMPOWER Private Sector’s efforts include building the institutional and professional capacities of local economic development service providers.

EMPOWER Private Sector will employ a flexible Strategic Activities Fund to support a broad range of interventions that promise high job-creation impact.