Assessment on the Extent of the Informal Economy in Kosovo


The Assessment on the Extent of the Informal Economy in Kosovo was conducted through our EU-funded project, “Further Support to Kosovo Institutions in the Fight against Organized Crime, Corruption and Violent Extremism”, by our team of experts. The process was led by the Ministry of Finance and coordinated between other line ministries, independent government agencies, and the Central Bank of Kosovo among others.

The assessment was presented yesterday on the 9th of November, 2017 at the premises of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kosovo, with the presence of the EU Special Representative in Kosovo, Ms. Nataliya Apostolova; Minister of Finance, Mr. Bedri Hamza; and Minister of European Integration, Ms. Dhurata Hoxha; and other heads of important Kosovo institutions.

Informal economy remains one of the priority areas in the European Reform Agenda, Economic Reform Program, and at the same time, it is an issue tackled at the SAA between the EU and Kosovo. During the presentation, Ms. Nataliya Apostolova declared that “We do expect from government institutions to take seriously the findings of this assessment and take immediate actions towards necessary improvements.”