The Balkan Policy Institute is an independent and not-for-profit think tank that seeks to initiate and deepen public policy debate at all levels of decision making.
Based in Pristina, Kosovo, the Balkan Policy Institute works to promote sustainable development and good governance through pragmatic policy making that works for the welfare of the citizens.
Our mission is to strengthen the understanding of the impact that public policies have, among Kosovo’s citizens, advocacy groups and decision makers. We do this by identifying issues, undertaking research, and generating innovative solutions and strategies aimed at understanding and resolving societal and public policy issues.
The Balkan Policy Institute aims to offer sound analysis to decision makers; provide advocacy tools to citizens and interest groups and support them in their participation in the decision making processes.
The objectives of the Balkan Policy Institute are to ensure that the processes of European integration, decentralization and market reform are utilized to increase citizen participation in decision making; empower local communities to address their own challenges in a sustainable manner; bring welfare to the citizens; increase the accountability of government and secure a healthier environment.
The Balkan Policy Institute works with partners in civil society, government and academic in employing a comprehensive approach towards achieving its goals; it proactively engages with key actors in the policy making process; it continuously studies issues and develops appropriate responses; and it monitors the implementation of policies and the implications.
The areas of focus of the Balkan Policy Institute’s work include governance, sustainable development, social affairs, health, education, economic development, local governance, regional and international affairs, rule of law, transparency and civil society.
The Balkan Policy Institute employs permanent staff and research fellows as well as interns. The staff and fellows of the Institute are motivated and dynamic individuals who are committed to Kosovo and the region of south east Europe.