Sustainable Development

UNDP's Sustainable Development Programme stimulates lasting economic improvement of livelihoods of Kosovars that does not jeopardise social inclusion or environmental stability in the long run. To achieve it, economic, social, and environmental aspects all need to be addressed and kept in balance. Social inclusion, productive employment, and sustainable development are not straightforward by-products of economic growth policies. With Kosovo institutions on the central and local level, the private sector, and the civil society, we create opportunities for Kosovar women and men who tend to be excluded from socioeconomic life to develop marketable skills, find decent employment and create additional income for their families. We work directly with the private sector to stimulate growth and expansion of businesses and work with farmers to increase and enhance productivity taking into account value added elements.

Our Goals

The UNDP's Sustainable Development Programme proposes an integrated approach that looks at the pace and patterns of growth as well as its implications in terms of equity and equality. It reaffirms the primacy of more

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Working hard toward a better future

All the efforts contribute to generation of new jobs, import substitution and export promotion. Sustainable Development Programme works closely with Kosovo labour market institutions and supports evidence-based policymaking and modernization of public services.

Our Stories

  • Dukas are now self-employed farmers producing 7000 kg raspberries a year

    Raspberries and Jobs: a Perfect Combination?

    Ariana and Muhamed Duka, raspberry producers from Firajë/Firaja village in Shtërpcë/ Štrpce municipality share insights about growing red gold with a group of curious visitorsmore

Projects and Initiatives

Active Labour Market Programmes 2

ALMP 2 builds on long-standing UNDP achievements in supporting Kosovo citizens, with particular focus on vulnerable young men and women more

Local-level Response for Employment Generation and Integrated Territorial Development Interdev

The project aims to create individual and institutional capacities in the municipalities of Dragash/Dragaš and Shtërpcë/Štrpce and further strengthen Suharekë/Suva Reka municipality’s capacities to facilitate economic empowerment and job creation for individuals at risk of economic and social exclusion more

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Sustainable Development Flagship Publication
Kosovo HDR 2012

This Kosovo HDR 2012 is the seventh Human Development Report produced by UNDP in Kosovo. It focuses on private sector and employment in Kosovo. The report draws on high quality research, with the aim of stimulating public discussion on a complex topic of heightened concern and interest across Kosovo.

More Sustainable Development Publications

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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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