MUNICIPAL COMPETITIVENESS REVIEW 2015

MUNICIPAL COMPETITIVENESS REVIEW 2015

The purpose of this webiste is to introduce the results of Municipal Competitiveness Review (MCR) Report which was carried out by Kosovo SME Promotion Programme (KOSME).

KOSME is providing support to the Kosovo Investment and Enterprise Support Agency (KIESA) in developing instruments for measuring municipal competitiveness and ranking of municipalities based on their attractiveness for doing business. These instruments aim at improving the governance quality and the regulatory environment for SMEs as well as at fostering public-private dialogue and consultation with businesses at municipal level.

MCR is a concept for the measurement of municipal competitiveness that is easily applicable and repeatable for the beneficiary KIESA. It is mainly based upon secondary data and facts from as many reliable sources as possible, e.g. statistical offices or other authorities with relevant data collections.

MCR consists of two components, municipal fact sheets and a municipality ranking. The fact sheets for each of the 38 Kosovar municipalities include data on issues influencing competitiveness on local level, allowing for the comparison of specific indicators between the municipalities and the whole of Kosovo. The municipality ranking comprises a ranking according to four subgroups ("performance of the local business sector", "supply of human resources", "business support services" and "infrastructure") and an overall ranking taking into account all indicators.