Kosovo Human Development Report16 Mar 2011
The KHDR 2010 examines traditional socio-economic indicators, from poverty and unemployment to health and education, from the perspective of social inclusion. It explores how discrimination – deliberate or otherwise – affects Kosovo’s socio-economic balance, its political process and its EU-orientated policy goals.
It also identifies social groups feeling the bite of exclusion more deeply than others. These groups risk becoming Kosovo’s invisible population unless they are moved quickly up the policy prioritization ladder and made the primary focus of Kosovo’s development agenda: the long-term unemployed, disadvantaged children and youth, rural women, Kosovo-Roma, Askhali and Egyptian (RAE) communities, people with special needs.
Finally, it offers some recommendations on how the move towards a more inclusive society might be managed, as a fundamental precursor to other economic and political progress.
The report generated policy debate about tackling poverty and social exclusion in Kosovo. The launching of the report was followed by a number of roundtable discussions with policy makers, parliament members, civil society organizations, local government representatives and representatives of the media.
- The Report identifies social groups feeling the bite of exclusion more deeply than others
- It generated policy debate about tackling poverty and social exclusion in Kosovo