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USAID Programs Transform the Construction Sector

USAID Programs Transform the Construction SectorPhoto by: The USAID Contract Law Enforcement (CLE) Program

Pristina, 6 March 2014- Put it on Paper! Put the Contractual Agreements on Paper! Two USAID programs, the Contract Law Enforcement (CLE) and Partnerships for Development, have combined resources to facilitate enhanced contractual agreements in the construction sector. The two programs cooperated to develop a standard form contract for construction. In order to ensure the standard form contract for construction suits the needs of the industry, the two programs organized a working group with the construction business members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo (AmCham). This workshop served as a forum for discussion and to receive recommendations from construction businesses on their contractual needs.

The USAID Contract Law Enforcement (CLE) Program serves to improve the rule of law and create a better business environment for economic development and investment. The recently launched USAID Partnerships for Development will work to streamline the business enabling environment for private sector growth. While the Contract Law Enforcement (CLE) Program works with businesses to improve transactional practices, a component of Partnerships for Development works with the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning on construction regulation. Both programs have combined resources to encourage entrepreneurship, generate employment opportunities, and promote long-term economic stability. Both programs work together frequently to ensure that the construction industry, including both public institutions and private businesses, is more efficient and incorporate international practices.

The jointly developed standard form contract will become the basis for the construction sector in Kosovo; it will increase written contract usage, provide greater security for the parties involved in the construction transactions, clarify the duties and responsibilities of the parties, and prevent disputes.

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