Kosovo Country Partnership Framework Consultations
Working Towards a New World Bank Group Strategy for Kosovo
The World Bank Group has launched the preparation process for its new partnership strategy with Kosovo for the period FY2017-2021.
In this context, the World Bank Group has begun a process of consultations to help identify the key challenges and opportunities for Kosovo’s development and the role the WBG could play to support Kosovo’s goals. A series of consultation meetings with the government, the parliament, the private sector, civil society organizations and development partners will take place in the next months.
As part of the preparation of new partnership strategy, the World Bank Group is also finalizing a Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD). The SCD is a World Bank report that tries to identify and analyze country’s key development challenges and opportunities for achieving the two goals of the WBG: eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. A Power Point presentation summarizing these challenges and opportunities (in Kosovo’s two official languages, as well as in English) can be found under "MATERIALS" in the sidebar column on the right).
To begin the dialogue on the new partnership, we are inviting you to share with us any input, comments, and feedback you may have about Kosovo’s development constraints and priorities as described in the PowerPoint slides and to suggest areas where you think the World Bank Group has a comparative advantage in supporting the country to address its development challenges.
Here are some questions to guide your input:
- Would you agree that the priorities identified are the right ones for Kosovo?
- What are in your views the top three challenges/obstacles to Kosovo’s development, that need to be overcome to create more jobs and increase prosperity?
- The World Bank Group's goals are to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity. To contribute to these goals in Kosovo, in which three priority areas should the WBG focus its attention and resources in the next five years?
The online consultation period is open from November 15, 2016 to January 15, 2017. Please share your views HERE. You can also contact us in person at the World Bank Office in Prishtina or through our World Bank Kosovo Facebook page.
We appreciate your input. There will also be opportunities for live discussions of these issues in the weeks ahead.
We are going to continue to post materials for consultations on this page.