Tag Archives: Kosovo

The unintended consequences of the 3CIS case

In the private sector everybody knows that the customer is King! It is the customer that brings in the money to your business by purchasing your products or services. Indirectly, it is the customers that generate the jobs and your … Continue reading

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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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“Should I stay or should I go now?”

(Looking beyond Kosovo’s birthday celebration and fireworks) On February 17, Europe’s youngest state celebrated its 6th birthday. It’s been a celebration with mixed feelings. “Back then it was very emotional, there was euphoria in the air. We celebrated in the … Continue reading

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Golf tourism – a bold new approach to boost tourism in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia

Tourism directly represents 5% of global GDP. Tourism, as an economic sector, is responsible for more than 235 million jobs worldwide. That is 1 out of every 12 in the World. It’s a phenomenally high number. In Europe, tourism is … Continue reading

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Reducing Kosovo’s trade deficit – one bite/sip at the time

In 2012, Kosovo imported products for approximately €2.5 billion.  The import of foodstuff alone is approximately €300 million per year, second only to mineral products (gasoline, oil). This is a very sizable market. Unfortunately, Kosovo’s food-processing companies are still struggling … Continue reading

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