Kosovo people satisfied with the work of Albin Kurti, Vjosa Osmani, report - Gazeta Express

Kosovo people satisfied with the work of Albin Kurti, Vjosa Osmani, report

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Gazeta Express

31/05/2020 0:06

UNDP in Kosovo published Friday the Public Pulse Brief providing an overview of a number of indicators measured through Public Pulse polls which explore perceptions of citizens regarding democratic processes, socio-economic conditions, and security in Kosovo.

The findings of the April 2020 Public Pulse poll record an increase in people’s satisfaction with the work of the key executive and legislative institutions in Kosovo.

The levels of satisfaction are the highest recorded by the Public Pulse polls since 2010. Satisfaction with the work of the executive is recorded at 60.7% which is an increase of 46.3% points from the November 2019 poll when it stood at 14.4%. Moreover, satisfaction level with the work of the Prime Minister is recorded at 65.4% and that with the work of the Kosovo Assembly Speaker has reached a record 72.4% in comparison to 20.7% and 20.5% recorded in November 2019 and May 2019, respectively.

Contrary to the increase of satisfaction levels with key institutions, there is dissatisfaction with the political direction of Kosovo. According to the Public Pulse findings more than half of respondents (62.8%) are either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with political direction of Kosovo. This level of dissatisfaction is higher by 12.7% points than in November 2019. The level of satisfaction with the political direction of Kosovo is measured at only 10.6% which is similar to November 2019 (10.2%). A total of 19.7% of respondents declared to have a neutral viewpoint on this issue which is a decrease of 13.7% points from the November 2019 poll.

As for the right to live in a healthy environment, a total of 19.5% of respondents said they know a lot about the topic, 36.8% claimed average knowledge, and 36.9% of respondents said they know a little about this topic. Only 6.8% said they have no knowledge about their right to live in a clean and healthy environment.

As far as the strategies used to cope with the impact of COVID-19 on the family’s income are concerned, 41% of respondents said they reduced consumption, whereas 15.3% borrowed money and 14.1% continued going to work to cope with this problem. Gender-disaggregated data show no major differences between men and women regarding strategies to cope with the impact of COVID-19 on family’s income. Majority of both men (53.6%) and women (55.6%) have applied reduced consumption to cope with this problem.

Respondents were also asked whether they are satisfied with the measures taken by the public institutions in Kosovo to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Majority of respondents (78.8%) declared they are satisfied with the response of public institutions to the crisis caused by the outbreak of COVID-19. Gender-disaggregated data show that women (81.5%) are more satisfied than men (76%) with the response of Kosovo public institutions to the crisis caused by the outbreak of COVID-19. /GazetaExpress/