Democratic governance and peacebuilding


Kosovo strategic documents and the dialogue with the EU around Kosovo EU integration objectives point to the centrality of effective and equitable democratic governance in Kosovo. Improved efficiency of the central and local institutions and the battle against corruption are put forth as strategic priorities.

Our Goals

Complex public administration reforms have been implemented in the last seven years, and continuing improvements are made to improve the functioning of governing institutions at all levels, but the policy implementation and delivery of public services still has many weaknesses and the maturity of the legislature, of the judiciary and of democratic institutions requires further development. Significant disparities between the objectives of local authorities and their capacity to deliver, as well as the underdevelopment of civil society organizations to hold governments accountable and exercise effective representation and participation in policy processes need to be addressed in order to achieve inclusiveness and equitable access.more

Supporting Women's Empowerment

Women empowerment in decision making, advancing gender justice by promoting the protection of women right, and support to the implementation of the newly adopted domestic violence law will receive important emphasis

Our Stories

  • Making Corruption a Thing of the Past

    The Museum of Corruption, located on the Lumbardhi quay downtown Prizren, is a satirical initiative executed by UNDP’s Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo (SAEK), a programme aimed at strengthening institutional transparency, accountability and integrity...more

  • Marking International Youth Day, Kosovo Style

    Through its youth innovation workshop titled “Re-Imagining Cultural Heritage”, CBCPK encouraged young people to engage in Kosovo’s rich and diverse cultural heritage and design their own solutions for its protection...more

Projects and Initiatives

Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo (SAEK)

The project aims to strengthen institutional transparency, accountability and integrity, with a particular focus on empowering citizens through the latest technological tools, access to information, and open participation in decision-making processes more

Support to strengthening the rule of law in Kosovo

The Rule of Law Project works towards strengthening an independent and effective justice system for Kosovo, which protects and promotes human rights standards with special focus on vulnerable groups more

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Flagship Publication
Kosovo Mosaic 2015

Kosovo Mosaic 2015 provides the views of 6,700 citizens on the quality of public services and performance of local authorities with respect to service delivery. Building on the four previous reports published in 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012, this report represents a further contribution to the ongoing and important debate on the role and functioning of the local government in Kosovo.

More Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding Publications
Our partners

In the area of democratic governance and peacebuilding UNDP works with Kosovo Institutions and Civil Society

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*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999)
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