SUMP – A Joint Commitment: Towards an overarching institutional coordination and policy development in drafting and implementing SUMPs

September 2019

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This paper gives a brief explanation of the benefits a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) could have for cities, as well as explore the possibilities of how the National Level, i.e. Members of the Parliament, could directly or indirectly support and facilitate the implementation of SUMPs in cities.

Monitoring Report - Action Plan for Rationalization of Executive Agencies and Regulators

June 2019

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The Action Plan for Rationalization of Independent Agencies was approved by the Government of Kosovo in 2017. This document is an obligation arising from the European Reform Agenda (ERA), a document derived from Kosovo's Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) with the EU. Also the SBS contract, the Financial Sector Support Agreement (SBS) between the Government and the European Commission through which the EC conditions the transfer of financial support tranches with progress throughout the rationalization process during 2018 and 2019 with the achievement of the objectives of this plan.

Rationalization of executive agencies and regulators in Kosovo

June 2019

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The reform for rationalization of executive agencies and regulators started in 2015, as part of the reform dialogue in the field of public administration between Kosovo and the European Union.
The policy framework for implementing the rationalization of executive agencies and regulators foresees its completion by the end of 2021. It is expected to affect over 60 institutions, most of which exercise executive functions.
To contribute to the implementation of this reform, this policy analysis addresses this reform in two dimensions, the context and framework of this reform, and its implementation.
This analysis concludes with the main conclusions and a number of recommendations for the implementation of the reform.

International Politics and Political Parties - The perceptions of Kosovar citizens

March 2019

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The survey, “International Politics and Political Parties: The Perceptions of Kosovar Citizens” was undertaken by the Prishtina Institute for Political Studies (PIPS) for the first time in 2019. The survey is supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and will be conducted annually, under the PIPS Program for Foreign Policy Analysis. 

Targeting rural energy poverty through renewable energy in developing countries -  Literature review and recommendations

February 2019

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Having access to energy is associated with better health services, education and more developed industries. Due to the remoteness of rural areas, these communities often do not have access to modern energy sources and are not connected to energy grids. This contributes to poverty, lack of health services, and low education levels. Using literature review and case studies, this paper will look at the connection between energy and development, the challenges of energy access for rural areas, and how and if RET projects can be designed to tackle energy poverty in these areas. 

ERA Monitoring Report 2018

February 2019

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This monitoring report reviews the achievements of the institutions throughout 2018, nonetheless, we have published monitoring reports for the six- and nine-month monitoring period. In order to give a clear picture of the state and process of ERA implementation, this study focuses on elaborating the methodology and results of the monitoring process, analyzing the current state of the achievements and shortcomings of institutions, as well as providing conclusions and recommendations.

European Reform Agenda Monitoring Report January - September 2018

October 2018

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This monitoring report aims to assess the achievements and setbacks as part of the implementation of the European Reform Agenda. It is focused on the evaluation of Kosovo institutions in the implementation and enforcement of ERA measures and actions. The three organizations involved in preparing this report: PIPS, GLPS and GAP Institute, have continuously monitored the process intensively in the respective ministries and have summarized their assessments which are identified in this report. This paper fully shows all the progress and stagnation by the Government of Kosovo during 2018. Most importantly, this paper serves as a mechanism for raising awareness of the Government and citizens of the Republic of Kosovo in relation to European integration and the performance of state institutions.

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