The identification of priority domains in Kosovo. A mapping exercise
This study supports a first identification of the economic and productive domains that might be considered in the selection of the priority areas for a Smart Specialisation Strategy in Kosovo. It includes both a quantitative and a qualitative analysis that identify a number of industries and sub-areas to be further explored in the following Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP), one of the major steps in the design of a Smart Specialisation strategy.
The quantitative mapping study is based on a combination of different statistical methodologies and explores the economic, scientific and innovation potential of Kosovo, whereas the qualitative analysis uses public consultations and interviews. The qualitative analysis, which integrates the outcomes of the quantitative diagnosis, identifies three “vertical” economic and productive areas (wood processing, food processing, and green energy) and two more “horizontal” ones (ICT and creative industries) as showing a great potential for triggering the transformation and drive Kosovo into a more competitive economy.