Costing Structural Reforms in the ERP: Methodology and Challenges - Kosovo* (by invitation only)

Workshop: May 24, 2019IPristina, KosovoIBudget Preparation and Execution

This learning initiative will be discussing several aspects of the Economic Reform Programme (ERP) as the main document prepared by the Government of Kosovo* in its macroeconomic dialogue with the European Union (EU). The role of the ERP in the Economic Governance, methodology for development of the ERP, especially the chapter on Structural reforms and methodology for their costing will be the main topics of discussion.


What will you learn?

This event will bring together carefully selected representatives from versatile group of institutions to discuss prospects for improved costing of structural reforms and their integration into the domestic fiscal framework.

Upon its completion, participants will be able to:

- Identify specifics of the ERP document and its position within the European economic governance and the EU integration process of Kosovo;

- Appraise the benefits and determine methods and approaches for adequate integration of structural reforms with a significant fiscal implication into medium-term fiscal framework of the country;

- Outline the key features of a redesigned methodological framework for measuring the costs of structural reforms measures under ERPs;

- Examine prospects for practical utilization of the Costing Guidance;

- Assess how to streamline the process of cooperation and communication between line ministries and ministry of finance in preparation of ERPs.

The participants will be actively engaged in discussions and encouraged to share their and their institutions’ experiences and challenges. It will provide a ground for sharing the best practices between participants and experts coming from the South East European region.


Who should attend?

-  National ERP Coordinator and Coordinator for the ERP Chapter 4

- Members of the working group for ERP preparation

- Officials working at the finance and policy departments of Line Ministries

- Officials working at budget department of Ministry of Finance

- Policy planning experts from the government’s policy coordination body and/or Prime Ministers’ office.



The learning initiative will be delivered under the guidance of:

  • Janez Šušteršič  - CEF Associate Fellow, Professor of Economic Policy; former Minister of Finance of Slovenia
  • Valmira Rexhëbeqaj - CEF expert, former Director of the Department for Economic and Public Policy in Ministry of Finance
  • Vedat Sagonjeva - Office of the Prime Minister, Kosovo – Coordinator of the ERP's structural reforms chapter
  • Milaim Aliu - Senior Analyst of Budget, Budget Department, Ministry of Finance
  • Venhar Nushi - Senior Strategic Planning Officer, Office of the Prime Minister/Office of Central Administration


This learning initiative was supported by:

Funded by the European Union