D4D on 11th of September held the salon discussion in Prishtina with the topic “Human Capital: Does Kosovo have any comparative advantage and how much is it being used?”
The panel consisted of mr. Alban Zogaj, from Millenium Foundation Kosovo, ms. Florentina Dushi, co-founder of ADEC, and mr. Besnik Bislimi, lecturer of economics – RITK.
Amidst the different social issues, the panel agreed that even though labour force in Kosovo is abundant in quantity, the lack of skilled labor hinders it from becoming a comparative advantage for Kosovo. The main issues that contribute towards not having skilled labor are: unemployment, lack of soft skills, and low quality of education and trainings.
Furthermore, the discussion also tackled the direct relation of education and human capital, and also work experience in relation to the topic discussed. Investment in the physical and mental health as part of human capital were also motioned, which initiated a lot of discussion for a topic that is rarely tackled in Kosovo.
This salon was moderated by Gersi Gashi, D4D Institute, whilst the op-ed will be written by Ardit Kika.