UNDP publishes Public Pulse Brief 23

March 10, 2023

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kosovo published today 23rd edition of the Public Pulse Brief.

The Public Pulse opinion poll based on interviews conducted in November 2022 outlines findings on ten key indicators which cover socio-economic, environmental, and political issues. As with all previous publications, data and indicators are disaggregated by ethnicity and gender to provide detailed information on differences in perceptions on development challenges faced by the people of Kosovo.   

Here are some of the main findings:

•    The Public Pulse 23 shows a decrease in both the Democratization Index (DI) and the Economic Confidence Index (ECI). The current DI has decreased slightly by 0.14 points (1.52) from April 2022 when it stood at 1.66 points. Nevertheless, this figure (1.52) suggests that more than half of the people of Kosovo have a positive view of democratic processes in Kosovo. Likewise, the ECI index has decreased by 0.12 points, compared to April 2022. 

•    A total of 69% of respondents believed that elections in Kosovo are democratic and follow international standards. This was the highest evaluated DI component of the index. 

•    The level of satisfaction with the performance of the executive cabinet was recorded at 41% and the work of the Prime Minister at 44.9%.

•    Satisfaction with the work of the Assembly stood at 39.1%, whereas satisfaction with the Kosovo Assembly Speaker stood at 50.8%.

•    November 2022 poll shows satisfaction level with the President to be at 56.8%.

•    There was a significant decrease in the satisfaction rate with Courts and the Office of the Chief Prosecutor, with 24.4% and 22%, respectively, compared to April 2022.   

•    A significantly lower number of respondents were ready to protest for political reasons in November 2022 (24.2%) than in April 2022 (37.6%). This is the lowest number of people ready to protest for political reasons ever recorded by Public Pulse.

•    Unemployment (29.9%), poverty (21%) and prices of essential supplies (17.4%) are perceived to be the top three problems in Kosovo when asked to select the three most pressing issues. 

•    A total of 31.2% of respondents believed that their vote could affect change. 69% of respondents would vote, if central elections were to take place soon. 

•    8.9% of respondents said they know a lot about their right to live in a clean and healthy environment, whereas 26.2% claimed average knowledge, and 46.1% of respondents claimed to know a little about this topic. A total of 18.8% said they have no knowledge about the topic.

•    The findings show that 80.4% of respondents feel safe while out in the streets, in terms of potential violence and crime. Gender-disaggregated data showed that men (81.1%) feel slightly safer when out in the street than women (79.8%).

You can find the report in three languages at this link: XXX and the video at: XXX

The Public Pulse Brief 23 reports on the findings from the opinion poll conducted with 1,306 respondents from 21 October to 3 November 2022 in the whole territory of Kosovo, with an equal number of men and women as well as with all ethnic communities living in Kosovo through face-to-face interviews.

The Public Pulse project which started in 2002 has been generously funded and supported by the American people through USAID/Kosovo.

For more information, please contact:
Burbuqe Dobranja, UNDP Communications Associate 
Phone: (038) 249 066 ext. 410;   mobile: 049 720 800      e-mail: burbuqe.dobranja@undp.org

Danijela Mitić, Communications Associate UNDP 
Phone: (038) 249 066 ext. 412;    mobile: 049 720 824     e-mail: danijela.mitic@undp.org

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