The Kosovar Stability Initiative (IKS) is an independent, not-for-profit think tank focusing on empirical research and analysis of socio-economic development in Kosovo. IKS was created in 2004 in recognition of the pressing need for independent, in-depth analysis of important issues involved in promoting stability and prosperity in Kosovo. It’s innovative and policy-relevant research aims at initiating debates on important issues for Kosovo’s future, generating national consensus and a higher level of domestic buy-in for the political choices and inspiring home-grown fit for purpose public policy decisions.
IKS continually seeks to support men and women by increasing their awareness of key policy and legislative issues and debates that can have a profound impact on themselves, their families and their communities. We work diligently to inform public policies with empirical evidence and research, to facilitate the participation of men and women in policy reform processes with a focus on good governance, social justice & rights, human rights, environment, culture, and EU integration.
We believe that evidence-based public debate stands at the core of democratic decision-making and economic transformation in the country. IKS does not have a party, political or any other organizational affiliation.
IKS’s highly experienced and multidisciplinary team is committed to achieving its objective. An Advisory Board, including Kosovar and international analysts and practitioners, also supports its work.
Since its inception, IKS has worked on numerous empirical research projects focused on issues such as governance, economic development, urban planning, cultural heritage, anti-corruption, environmental issues, education, Kosovo’s image problem and the current muddled governance structure.
IKS is also part of an ESI-inspired network of think-tanks across South East Europe and an associate member of ECAS.