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Gjeci, Grigor

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Works: 2 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 2 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Grigor Gjeci
Monitoring of agricultural policy developments in the Western Balkan countries( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Accession to the European Union (EU) is undoubtedly a political goal for the Western Balkan (WB) countries, even though these countries are at different stages of integration with the EU. The adaptation and the modernisation of agriculture play important roles in this process and they are directed by national decision-makers, who use pre-accession instruments, changes in legislation, institution-building and agricultural policy reform to promote the development of the agricultural sector and of rural areas. Agricultural policy reforms can take different forms and can be conducted based on different concepts and rates of change over time. However, if policy is to serve as a means to achieve certain goals, reforms must be planned, steered and executed according to the principles of evidence-based policymaking. This means that a modern government must produce policies that are based on hard facts, not on ideology, are proactive rather than reactive and address causes rather than symptoms. The theoretical principles of modern agricultural policy state that evidence-based policy is founded on rigorously established objective evidence, good data, the use and development of empirical tools, policy analysis, benchmarking and impact assessments. Thus, the WB countries’ governments are not only working towards harmonising their agriculture in view of their potential EU membership, but are also cooperating to build the foundations of a modern, efficient agricultural policy. Although the common agricultural policy (CAP) might, admittedly, not always represent a model of evidence-based policy, the elements listed above are continuously being included in the CAP and it can therefore serve as an example for the WB countries. The WB countries are at different stages of forming this kind of policymaking. While the development and quality of policy monitoring is only at an initial stage in some countries, others already make regular annual reports regarding the status of the agricultural sector. However, the reporting of budgetary transfers to agriculture is mostly less transparent, while policy impact assessments and evaluations are practically non-existent, resulting in low-quality policy planning and decision-making that is not evidence based
Analysis of the agricultural and rural development policies of the Western Balkan countries( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The EU integration process is a highly complex process that involves the design and implementation of reforms in a wide range of areas. Although all of the Western Balkan (WB) countries are at different stages of development, they face similar challenges in policy reform and harmonisation, information systems and economic development, coupled with general underdevelopment and limited institutional capacity, which continue to obstruct the reform processes of the Western Balkans. In this context, adopting new policy instruments and approximating them to the EU acquis in agriculture and rural development requires the development of approaches for agricultural data analysis to shed light on what impacts the adopted policies may have on the farming sector. This will allow better understanding of the effectiveness and efficiency of adopted policies and thus can provide scientifically based support to policy making.^More comprehensive knowledge of the effects of individual policy measures on the development of the agricultural sector would allow both national support schemes and the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance for Rural Development (IPARD) to be better targeted. In addition to the policy requirement for integrating the WB countries into the EU, extended regional cooperation is most important for future relations with the EU. It is an essential means of strengthening agriculture and rural development and consequently enhancing economic growth of the region. The main objectives of the report are to monitor and evaluate the current agricultural policy instruments in the WB countries and to compare them with the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The report covers three main aspects in relation to its aims and objectives: - It provides information on developments in the national agriculture policies of WB countries and compares them with EU CAP policies.^- It provides a cross-country comparative analysis of the national agricultural policy instruments and their effects on the food/farming sector. - It analyses the state of harmonisation of agricultural policies of the WB countries with the CAP. The report is a result of continuous work in the region carried out in close cooperation between policy makers and research institutions in the WB countries. The report provides comprehensive information about and analyses of agricultural policy development in the WB countries to support policy making as well as to give a solid basis for future cooperation and continued dynamic dialogue between policy makers and the research community
 
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