Rural Development Indicators are tools that allow planners, city managers and policymakers to measure the socio-economic and environmental status, land use, migration, infrastructures, mobility, policies, waste disposal systems, pollution and access to services by citizens. They allow for the diagnosis of problems and pressures, and thus the identification of areas that would profit from being addressed through good governance and science-based responses. They also allow local authorities to monitor the success and impact of sustainability interventions.
8 cities of Kosovo (Prishtina, Mitrovica, Ferizaj, Gjilan, Gjakova, Peja, Prizren and Vushtrria) will be treated in the context of 30 indicatos, devided in 6 groups, namely “Rural Population and Migration”, “Social well-being and equity in Rural Areas”, “Economic Structure in Rural Areas”, “Planning for Rural Development”, “Environment and Sustainability” as well as “Infrastructure and Mobility”.
After the evaluation process, suggestion lists including guidelines, strategies and action plans for interventions will be prepared for each city separately. Municipalities involved in the project will be provided with these recomandations and action plans, and they will be synchronized with related development documents.
The implementation of recomandations and Action Plans will be monitored for first 3 years after being communicated.