Policy-Making Cycle in Kosovo: A view on systemic challenges and potential reform directions

June 27, 2018

The aim of this policy report is to map all actors relating to the policymaking process, to identify common characteristics of the process, and to provide a comprehensive analysis of the nature of the policymaking process in Kosovo while delivering concrete policy recommendations to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and stability of the policymaking process. The sections of this policy report will be structured as follows: section II maps all stakeholders that are in charge of the policymaking process; section III discusses the policymaking process based on the legislative framework and other regulations applicable in Kosovo; section IV reflects upon the nature and stability of the policymaking process, considering the role of external influence and the impact of EU conditionality and of daily politics; section V examines a few cases of policy making in order to evaluate the transparency, consistency and stability of the policymaking process; section VI, the last section, draws upon the main findings of this policy report and provides sound and evidenced based policy recommendations aimed at developing a more efficient policymaking process. The paper also aims to contribute to the debate on the inclusiveness, transparency and overall stability of the policymaking process in the country, deemed necessary for public administration reform and deriving from EU conditionality. The following section maps all relevant stakeholders, otherwise called center of government institutions.

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