Monthly Archives: March 2014

Forget “Start-ups”, it is all about “Scale-up” and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to reduce unemployment in Kosovo

As recognised in most Kosovo strategic development documents, unemployment, the associated poverty and low GDP are the most pressing problems in Kosovo. The real unemployment figures are difficult to pin down when the informal economy is as persistent as it … Continue reading

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The case for social learning and systems practice in development – Part 2

I think we can all agree that the general level of well-being among the Kosovo people is currently very low. It does not really matter what indicators we use the results are the same. We are simply not delivering on … Continue reading

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The case for social learning and systems practice in development – Part 1

My ‘situation of concern’ involves the struggle within transitional states, such as Kosovo, to establish a societal supra-system (see illustration below) that generates well-being among citizens. I am also concerned with the ‘tension of difference’ and conflicts within and between … Continue reading

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We are ‘stuck in a rut’

By definition, ‘Stuck in a rut’ means “not being able to change a prevailing condition happening to you at particular time and as you try doing this you end up in the similar position/condition.” (www.ask.com) Doesn’t this describe well the … Continue reading

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