Kosovo Human Development Report 2010

Social Inclusion

Type: 
National
Country: 
Kosovo
Kosovo-2010

The Report examines traditional socio-economic indicators, from poverty and unemployment to health and education, from the perspective of social inclusion. It explores how discrimination – deliberate or otherwise – affects Kosovo’s socio-economic balance, its political process and its EU-orientated policy goals. It also identifies social groups feeling the bite of exclusion more deeply than others. These groups risk becoming Kosovo’s invisible population unless they are moved quickly up the policy prioritization ladder and made the primary focus of Kosovo’s development agenda: the long-term unemployed, disadvantaged children and youth, rural women, Kosovo-Roma, Askhali and Egyptian (RAE) communities, people with special needs. Finally, it offers some recommendations on how the move towards a more inclusive society might be managed, as a fundamental precursor to other economic and political progress.