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Multi-dimensional Review of the Western Balkans

Assessing Opportunities and Constraints

The Western Balkans region has come a long way over the last two decades in achieving economic and social progress. With a population of 17.6 million, the region today boasts a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of close to EUR 100 billion, an average GDP per capita of about EUR 5 400 and a comprehensive process of integration with the European Union. This report provides multi-dimensional assessments across the economic, social, finance, governance and environmental pillars of sustainable development for five economies of the region. The region’s location, its deep relationships with Europe and its academic tradition present many opportunities for future development, especially at a time when distances are shrinking further with digitalisation. Making the most of this potential will require collaboration in tackling challenges, which have been further exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Boosting competences and education, strengthening social cohesion and ensuring a green transformation towards clean energy and the valuation of the region’s natural wealth, emerge as strategic priorities. Beyond practical and financial constraints, future solutions must address considerable institutional and governance challenges that remain across the region.

Published on June 10, 2021

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Editorial
Abbreviations and acronyms
Facts and figures of the Western Balkans
Executive summary
Assessing opportunities and constraints in the Western Balkans: Regional overview2 chapters available
Overview: Identifying strategic opportunities for the Western Balkans
Multi-dimensional analysis of development in the Western Balkans
Assessing opportunities and constraints in Albania3 chapters available
Overview: Identifying strategic opportunities for Albania
Impact of COVID-19 in Albania
Multi-dimensional analysis of development in Albania
Assessing opportunities and constraints in Bosnia and Herzegovina3 chapters available
Overview: Identifying strategic opportunities for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Impact of COVID‑19 in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Multi-dimensional analysis of development in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Assessing opportunities and constraints in Kosovo3 chapters available
Overview: Identifying strategic opportunities for Kosovo
Impact of COVID-19 in Kosovo
Multi-dimensional analysis of development in Kosovo
Assessing opportunities and constraints in North Macedonia3 chapters available
Overview: Identifying strategic opportunities for North Macedonia
Impact of COVID-19 in North Macedonia
Multi-dimensional analysis of development in North Macedonia
Assessing opportunities and constraints in Serbia3 chapters available
Overview: Identifying strategic opportunities for Serbia
Impact of COVID-19 in Serbia
Multi-dimensional analysis of development in Serbia
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