On January 27, in front of key stakeholders of the construction sector, S&D Consulting presented findings of the report related to the construction sector in Kosovo and its potential as an employer of Kosovo’s youth. The “Market assessment of the construction sector: employment prospects for youth” report has found that with a share of 9,5 percent in 2014 the construction sector remained the fourth biggest employer in Kosovo. The report highlighted the need for improved institutional practices which would provide the ground for the sector to grow further in the future.
This study was conducted during the months of April and May 2015, and consisted of focus groups and surveys with relevant stakeholders of the construction sector, including representatives of construction companies, the association, architects, and relevant policy-makers and local institutions. The assessment provides a clear picture of the current situation of the construction sector, its growth potential, as well as challenges which the sector faces. As the report shows, the construction sector will reach its full potential primarily through development of vocational skills and better linkages between skill providers and businesses.
The assessment was prepared by S&D Consulting, commissioned by the Enhancing Youth Employment (EYE) program financed by the Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) and implemented by the consortium of Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation and MDA.