Building Peace in South East Europe

Macroeconomic Policies and Structural Reforms Since the Kosovo Conflict

Author: Dimitri G. Demekas,International Monetary Fund

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821350829

Category: Political Science

Page: 38

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Before the Kosovo conflict, the countries of South East Europe were at different stages of economic development and transition towards a market economy. This paper considers the impact of the crisis in Kosovo in 1999 and the subsequent progress made by the region in terms of economic growth and government reform. It acknowledges the positive impact of the donor community upon this progress, and points out that ongoing progress depends upon effective governance and policy development in order to attract private investment into the region.