Institute for Development Research Riinvest

Current Projects

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“Research and Capacity Development support in the area of Employment and Labour Market Analysis (ELMA) and Training in Kosovo”

The main objective of the project is to provide an in-depth overview of the employment and labour market in selected municipalities in Kosovo, namely Pristina, Prizren, Ferizaj/Uroševac, Gjakova/Đakovica, and Vushtrri/Vučitrn, in order to design interventions at central and local level on the basis of empirical evidence. This will be achieved through primary and secondary research in different relevant areas including, but not limited to, labour demand and supply, matching mechanisms, HR practices, labour migration, etc., as well as different type of respondents such as businesses, business associations, students, and subject matter experts.  The overall process will be accompanied by capacity development workshops  for all relevant stakeholders at central and local level focusing on the following aspects: ELMA methodology, anticipating skills needs, data collection instruments, labour market data analysis techniques and methods, and policy recommendation formulation. This project is supported by GIZ - Youth, Employment & Skills (YES) programme. 

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Benchmarking tool (xIndex) for public procurement activities

The “Benchmarking Tool for Public Procurement Activities” is a project that aims to measure and evaluate procurement activities at the municipal level, through an index developed by a statistical methodology. The statistical model, developed by two researchers from Czech Republic (zindex), and adopted by Riinvest, contains 10 indicators, each of which measure the performance of municipality’s procurement activities at different levels. Another important objective of the project, is to develop and strengthen the capacities of Civil Society Organizations across 38 municipalities in Kosovo, through trainings and workshops, to monitor and report findings on municipalities’ procurement activities, on a monthly basis. “Benchmarking Tool for Public Procurement Activities”, is part of the project “Kosovo—Transparent, Effective, and Accountable Municipalities (TEAM)” supported by USAID. 

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Municipal Competitiveness Index (MCI) - Contracting Agency – USAID Kosovo

Riinvest Institute will implement the “The Municipal Competitiveness Index (MCI)” in 38 municipalities in Kosovo. MCI plays an important role in assessing the overall situation, performance and challenges of businesses and the private sector in general at the municipal level. The MCI, which is based on the Asia Foundation's Local Governance Index methodology, provides the basis for a scientifically sound research strategy. Competitiveness indices and sub-indices are created on the basis of economic transition literature and close consultation with key actors for domestic market development. Following the principles of the MCI research framework, implementation will pursue a rigorous workflow at all stages including survey design, piloting, sample design, data collection, and data analysis and reporting.

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Council of Europe - Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Kosovo (KoSEJ)

The overall objective of this activity is to carry out satisfaction surveys with court users, analyze the collected data and provide trainings for the support staff in three Basic Courts, namely Prishtina, Prizren and Gjakovo. This activity is funded by Council of Europe, Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Kosovo (KoSEJ) project, which aims to improve the day-to-day functioning and quality of the justice system in Kosovo.

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Novobërdë Business, Tourism and Infrastructure Revitalization Action

The project implemented by Riinvest Institute and other partner organizations, intends to support socio economic development efforts in the Economic Region East, with a special focus on local business, rural and tourism support, small scale infrastructure interventions and skills development, to enhance business making environment, employment and improve standards and quality of life.

The project is financed by EU office in Kosovo

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