National Human Development Report 2010
This National Human Development Report (NHDR) addresses selected challenges associated with public administration capacity development in Albania as the country strives to be an EU candidate country. The need for a public administration and civil service with adequate capacity as an essential precondition for national and human development is well known and accepted. However, the argument is made that a more comprehensive understanding of and systems-wide approach to capacity development are required if indeed Albania is to meet not only the short-term policy priorities associated with EU integration, but also the longer-term economic and human development goals of the country.
In terms of human development, capacities for meeting the EU agenda and national requirements for social inclusion are also seen as a key requirement for full membership.