Save the Children in Kosovo

Our History

Save the Children has worked in Kosovo since 1997, with a main office in Prishtina and a sub office in North Mitrovica.  On 1 April 2012, Kosovo transitioned to Save the Children International.

Our program approach is based on direct interventions and the establishment of good practices, capacity building of civil society and local duty bearers to respond to the needs of children. We also advocate for legislation and policies that will incorporate inclusive practices and have appropriate financial mechanisms to support systemic responses and therefore achieve long lasting positive changes for all children.

The success at Save the Children in Kosovo derives from its strong working relationships with ministries, institutions and the community in general, both at local and national level. Children themselves are active participants in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our work.


Country statistics

Kosovo's population is composed of Kosovo Albanian (92%), Kosovo Serbs 4%, and other minorities such as Bosnians, Gorani, Turks, Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptians (4%)


Total Population
Land Area
% of population under  0-14 years
% of population 15-24 years
% of General Poverty rate
% of Extreme Poverty rate
% of people living in rural areas
GDP/capita in $ as of 2014 
% Youth unemployment rate age 15-24 years
% Unemployment rate
% GDP growth (2014)
Neonatal deaths (0-28 day)
Infant mortality 
Under five mortality rate 
Life expectancy at birth
South Eastern Europe
1,815,608 (estimation) [1]
10,908 km2 
Prishtina / Priština 
Albanian; Serbian; 
26.7  [2
18.5% [2
34.5 (estimate) [1]
12.1 [1]
61% [1]
4,000 [4
55.3 [1]
35.1 [1]
2.5  [4]                 
9 deaths/1000 live births [4]
12 deaths/1000 live births[4]
15/1000 births[4]           
69.9 [5]