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Foreign Aid and Assistance Case Study: Kosovo
Drita Konxheli  and Mrsc. Arbana Sahiti  
In Kosovo case, foreign aid provided significant results that effected economic growth in the first years after the war. The following years showed a slight downturn in the economy which recorded some negative social and economic consequences. In this regard, foreign aid decreased and changed donor support for Kosovo from what was initially called ‘humanitarian aid’ into development aid towards concentrating more on infrastructure and reconstruction. A great success during the first two years was evident in the infrastructure sector: primarily in road reconstruction with more than 60 per cent repaired by grants and other foreign assistance, healthcare and education was also available to more people in need, while on the other hand small and medium enterprises started to emerge.

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