This capstone project addresses the problem of implementation of regional economic development and aspires to find the way of effectively executing of this process in Kosovo. The main problem of implementation is lack of legislation. Regarding the importance and the benefits that bring regional economic development to Kosovo, this project focused on three main questions. First question was why the Kosovo government should draft legislation for Regional Economic Development. Secondly, what are the advantages for drafting a strategy and law for RED. Thirdly, why should this process have a responsible institution that will lead, coordinate, and support the whole process. The Government of Kosovo does not yet have the institutional framework or law for balancing regional development through which institutions (ministries of line and municipalities) can implement the RED process. Methods of analyses of this project included the results from face to face questionnaires that were conducted with the officers from central and municipal government, the European Union Office in Kosovo and NGOs. Case studies on the implementation of regional economic development in northern and southern European countries.

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Master's Project

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Professional Studies (CMS)


Bowen, Brian


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American University in Kosovo