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Policy Leaders Forum – Salzburg, October 9-10, 2013 Tools for HRD: MTEF in Kosovo . Menderes Ibra Advisor to the Minister of Finance. Medium Term Expenditure Framework ( MTEF ).

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Policy Leaders Forum – Salzburg, October 9-10, 2013Tools for HRD: MTEF in Kosovo

Menderes Ibra

Advisor to the Minister of Finance

Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF)

  • Determines the framework of revenue and expenditure for a 3 year period (delivered to Parliament every year before 30 of April)

  • It consists of 4 chapters:

    • Statement of Government Priorities (approved separately by the Government)

    • Macro-Fiscal Framework

    • Analysis of the Expenditure Trend and Sectorial Forecasts

    • Municipal Financing

  • Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) and Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (MLSW) are the main authorities driving the policy on Human Resource Development (HRD)

Budget Planning Institutional and system framework

  • Office of the Prime Minister and ministries have the lead on Policy and Priority setting

  • Minsitry of Finance (Budget Department) and line ministries prepare budget allocations:

    • For the budget on Goods and Services and Salaries it is the BDMS system

    • For the Capital investments Public Investment Programme (PIP)

  • The budget is based on the Medium Term Policy Priorities, which is developed based on Sectoral and subsectoral strategies, contractual commitments and multi-year projects.

Annual Planning Cycle

Budget Plannig(MFMinistires)

Priorities and Policies (OPM, Ministries)

Government Priorities

Macrofiscal Framework

Up to April

Annual Plan of the government (OPM)




Budget Proposals

Sectoral Priorities

Budget requests

Budget documents


Budget Approval


Legislative approval and impelmentation

Monitoring of implementation


The process must reflect the implementation of Government Priorities

Budget Cycle

Utilizing MTEF for HRD

  • The Ministry of Finance chairs the Grants Commission, which provides for the needed forum to facilitate discussions between line ministries and municipalities

  • MEST and MLSW should enhance coordination for pre-university and vocational training prior to the meetings of Grants Commission

    • Coordinated and cooperation at strategic level between MEST, MLSW and other institutions

    • Shift of priorities within the sector e.g. from construction of facilities to focus more on quality education and marked needs skills development

    • Clear and measurable indicators of output for financing

National Qualification Authority (NQA) & Accreditation Agency

  • MEST chairs the Steering Committee of NQA (that includes 13 stakeholders), comprised from:

    • 6 government institutions

    • 2 business chambers

    • 4 education institutions

    • 1 civil society

      (National Qualification Framework)

  • Accreditation Agency Board is comprised by 9 persons, which are selected from MEST on professional basis


  • Law No. 03/L-068 On Education in the Municipalities

  • Law No. 03/L-060 On National Qualifications

  • Law No. 04/L-138 For Vocational Education and Training

  • Law No. 04/L-037 On Higher Education

  • Law No. 02/L-024 on Adult Education and Training

  • Kosovo Education Action Plan 2011-2016

  • Strategy for Development of Pre-University Education in Kosovo 2007-2017

  • Strategy for Development of Higher Education 2005-2015

Institutional Arrangement

  • Institutions in Kosovo are relatively new, and they are committed to improve on the quality of the services provided

  • Strengthening of multi-year planning on the municipal level with regard to better provide for planning the education process with clear measurable targets

  • Further involvement and coordination between institutions, chambers, business associations, civil society and education institutions to better meet labor market needs,(supply side vs demand side etc)


  • Medium-term allocation for the reform specified in aggregate

  • Aim: to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of public servants

  • Provide a better incentive scheme

  • Which can then serve for better guidance in developing the skills base of employees

  • Support of donors-World Bank (certification of teachers in secondary and primary schools)

  • Support in vocational schools, curricula and vocational trainings (EC, Denmark, Norway)

Thank you!For more information visit:mf.rks-gov.net

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