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Three policy assessments for priority trade and human development topics launched today

Three policy assessments for priority trade and human development topics launched today

Three policy assessments for priority trade and human development topics were launched today as part of the project commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland through UNDP, with Kosovo’s Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) as main partner of the UNDP’s Aid for Trade project.

SSD Consulting, in consortium with NOVUS Consulting, has been the main implementer of the project which has been successful in identifying the major constraints facing Kosovo’s current and potential exporters, while simultaneously providing sound information and practical recommendations on how to tackle them.

We stand firmly behind our findings which tell us that production of higher value-added goods and services and enhancement of human capital are crucially important for increasing the competitiveness and export potential of Kosovo’s economy and its overall development. It is our hope that these policy assessments will assist the MTI in their policy-making efforts in relation to specific trade-related issues. But more than that, SSD Consulting considers that the assessments can play a larger role beyond its narrow objective – that is, shape the public discourse, facilitate an inclusive participation and channel and guide decisions taken by other relevant policy-makers and institutions.

August 13, 2014