Challenges and Problems in the Kosovo Reality Related to Foreign Direct Investment

  • MSc. Nexhat Shkodra University of Gjilan "Kadri Zeka"
  • MSc. Nermin Xhemili
  • Dr.Sc. Myrvete Badivuku-Pantina University of Prishtina "Hasan Prishtina"
Keywords: Challenges, foreign direct investment, economic development, Kosovo,


Economic development is a goal aspired by many countries of the world, Kosovo included. In attaining such goals, many countries face numerous difficulties. Amongst the most often taken paths by various countries is the attraction of foreign direct investments to the country.

The term investment includes a wide range of human activities in engaging financial means into one of the areas: immoveable property, bonds and shares, manufacturing and service projects, scientific research, technological development, personnel education, etc.

Different from internal investment which is engaged by domestic investors in their own territories, Foreign Direct Investment, the topic of our study, is a form of investment which generates revenues by a company in the country and an affiliate branch outside the investor’s seat. Foreign Direct Investments generate relations through the local company and its branches outside the country. Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) are considered to be a strength giving life to economic development of a country, and especially the developing countries.

They have an important role to play in a long-term development of a country, and not only as a capital source, but also in increasing competitive abilities of the domestic economy, by technological transfers, strengthening infrastructure, increased productivity and generation of new employment opportunities.


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