Kosovo Diaspora

According to Statistical Office of Kosovo the population of Kosovo was 1,7 million in 2012. Even though the census is not 100% reliable and no accurate statistics on migration exist, the estimated number of Kosovars living abroad is around 800 000 which makes it relevant and major player in Kosovo, especially when compared to the size of population living in the country.

IOM Kosovo has taken an innovative step in order to promote the active participation of Kosovo Diaspora to development of their country of origin by implementing the Diaspora Engagement in Economic Development (DEED) project in partnership with UNDP Kosovo. The programme is funded by the Foreign Ministry of Finland.