Advantages, Disadvantages and the Performance of Foreign Direct Investment in the Republic of Kosovo 2008-2019


Republic of Kosovo; Direct Foreign investments; Business environment; Economic Development; Doing Business;

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LUBENIQI, G. (2020). Advantages, Disadvantages and the Performance of Foreign Direct Investment in the Republic of Kosovo 2008-2019. PRIZREN SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 4(1), 14-19.


Economic development is an aspiration for every country in the world including Kosovo. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) plays a very important role in the economic development of Kosovo which is in the process of transition. For Kosovo, it is essential to have an accelerated pace of economic growth, lower unemployment, higher quality of life, lower demographic migration and lower poverty rates, thus attracting FDI has a direct and very important role to play. Although Kosovo has a large number of advantages for attracting foreign investment, there are also a number of challenges or disadvantages that are very evident which negatively impact on current and potential investors in the future. Based on the data analysis, the overall trend of FDI has declined in recent years, therefore it is very important for Kosovo to develop further steps to improve the business climate in Kosovo and attract foreign investments.

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the performance of FDI in Kosovo 2008-2019, to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of doing business in Kosovo, to identify where Kosovo stands in terms of doing business and what is new for Kosovo in a way that improve the business environment and attract foreign investment. To achieve this goal of comparative analysis and identification, the integrative review method was used. 

Key words: Republic of Kosovo, Direct Foreign investments, Business environment, Economic Development, Doing Business.


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