Multi-view SDI assessment of Kosovo - Developing a solid base to support SDI strategy development
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The main objective of this Master of Science thesis was to assess the SDI of Kosovo and to define the driving forces needed to support SDI strategy development. This research explores the basics of SDI assessments, and investigates the National SDI of different countries in transition. A literature study and the survey within the SDI stakeholders in Kosovo were the leading principles in this research. The main focus is the assessment of SDI of Kosovo and defining the driving forces to improve it. The research assesses the status of SDI implementation of Kosovo using SDI readiness Index; INSPIRE State of Play and Maturity Matrix as assessment approaches. A questionnaire SDI readiness survey was conducted on the SDI stakeholders in Kosovo in 2007 and 2010. The INSPIRE State of Play is assessed for 5 countries Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia and Luxembourg and an attempt to define the State of Play for SDI of Kosovo was also part of the assessment. The last assessment was defining the Maturity matrix for SDIs of Slovenia and Kosovo. From the analysis, the SDI of Kosovo has a small advantage of having a national policy backing its implementation. Another positive aspect is the policy for establishing of the coordinating body. However, the lack of clear SDI directive and funding are major hurdles in the implementation of the SDI making it lack behind most of the selected case study countries in this research. This research has led to 6 driving forces selected to support development strategy of SDI at national level in Kosovo. Each of 6 defined driving forces is aiming on the particular aspect of Organisational aspects of Maturity matrix. This report concludes with an evaluation of this research and suggestions for the further work.