Mid-term Review of the EMPOWER Private Sector (EPS) Project in Kosovo
The EMPOWER Private Sector (EPS) is aimed at increasing the competitiveness of the SMEs in Kosovo and subsequently stimulates large scale job creation. The project is managed by USAID in Kosovo. The Swedish contribution amounts up to 20% of the total budget, and USAID is the lead donor. Consequently, Sweden has assessed the reporting framework and adapted to the same. The dialogue during implementation has taken place regularly with USAID, and jointly with the contractor (CARDNO). The support is relevant in relation to the current result strategy for Sweden’s reform cooperation with Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and Turkey, 2014-2020.
This mid-term review of the EMPOWER Private Sector Project was comissioned by the Swedish Embassy in Pristina. The purpose of the MTR was to provide inputs for Sida and the Embassy of Sweden in Pristina regarding the efficiency, relevance, and immediate impact of the EPS project in Kosovo in order to improve the remaining years of the implementation period.