UN-Habitat Kosovo has released the report on the socio-economic impacts of Covid-19 in Kosovo municipalities and businesses. This report is a result of the collaboration between the Ministry of Local Government Administration (MLGA) and UN-Habitat in Kosovo. The main aim of this report is to provide a rapid synthesis on how Kosovo municipalities (business sector and public institutions) were affected by the situation created by the global pandemic COVID-19. The findings of this report also aim to provide crisis response and recovery measures to orient future investments from the international and central level towards assisting Kosovo municipalities in their long-term development and recovery.
This report identifies the challenges posed by Covid-19 individually for each of the 38 municipalities of Kosovo and provides concrete recommendations for the socio-economic recovery of municipalities based on its findings. The Ministry of Local Government Administration intends to assist municipalities in what is known as the “green recovery” by prioritizing new funds on green agendas, digitalization, sustainable development, and sustainable urban mobility and transportation.
Following the completion of this research, priority projects and the long-term development and recovery of Kosovo municipalities will be defined by:
Municipal emergency plans for economic recovery
National Program for Local Economic Development 2022 – 2029
Expanded donor collaboration on UN Development Goals and EU Economic and Investment plan for the Western Balkans.