Evaluation reports 2018

Mid-Term Review of the Kosovo Country Strategy 2013-2020

Austria is a long-standing partner of Kosovo's development, with an on-site presence since 2003. The current Kosovo Country Strategy 2013-2020fileadmin/user_upload/Dokumente/Publikationen/Landesstrategien/CS_Kosovo_2013-2020.pdf focusses on two priority sectors - (i) economic development, particularly in rural areas; and (ii) education with a focus on higher education - along with the cross-cutting theme/issues of governance, gender equality and environment. After five years of implementation, a Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the Country Strategy was commissioned in 2017. The Review aimed at (i) carrying out a systematic assessment of progress in relation to the Strategy's objectives and results, with a particular view on determining its relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, as well as its impact and sustainability prospects; (ii) providing feedback and lessons learned to further improve the Strategy and its implementation during the remaining period 2018-2020; and (iii) putting forward initial recommendations with regards to Austria's future approach and engagement in Kosovo beyond 2020. The findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the MTR can be found in the final evaluation report and its annexes, as well as the executive summary.