Democratic Governance

  • Strengthening Anti-corruption Implementation Capacities Through the UNCAC Self-Assessment Process

    The implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption requires the proper gathering and analysis of data and information on de jure and de facto compliance gaps, and related technical assistance needs.

  • UNDP Albania has since 2002 worked closely with the Government of Albania to support the country’s transition to an Information Society through ICT development, thus playing a pivotal role in enabling the government to succeed in a variety of initiatives.

  • Free and fair elections represent another opportunity for Albania to demonstrate its commitment to democratic practices and values, and an important step for Albania’s further integration into the European Union.

  • As Albania strives for its integration into European Union, it has invested over the past years to strengthen its ability to make strategic plans, coordinate its resource mobilization and delivery efforts across Government institutions.

  • Strengthening Electoral Processes in Albania (SEPIA)

    On 21 June 2015, Albania is holding local elections which represent a critical test for Albania’s democracy. These elections come immediately following significant reform of Albania’s territorial-administrative structure.

  • Art Gold 2 Albania Programme

    Since Albania embarked in a process of real decentralization of power and local governance, around two decades ago, progress has been made in several aspects regarding the transfer of various competencies and assets to decentralised government bodies and building their governance capacities for managing their tasks, shared functions as well as promoting increased participation in decision-making.

  • Support to Territorial and Administrative Reform

    The Government of Albania is committed to undertake a comprehensive administrative and territorial reform ahead of the local elections scheduled for mid-2015. The relatively high number and small size of most local government units in a country with a relatively small area coupled with concerns of efficiency and quality of service provision has increasingly been considered as a serious obstacle to local governance and development.

  • Regional development gained Government attention mostly from 2006 onward.However, some attempts were marked in this regard in previous years. In 2006 and 2007 the Government made a significant step in introducing a Crosscutting Strategy for Regional Development (CSRD) as part of the Government’s overall National Strategy for Development and Integration (NSDI).

  • Support for Innovation against Corruption: Building a Citizen Centric Service Delivery Model in Albania

    The Government of Albania is striving to fundamentally change the way public services are provided in Albania through a variety of interventions under a citizen-centric approach, which combat corruption, foster a customer-care culture, enhance access, as well as increase efficiency in the Albanian public administration.

  • EU Flood Protection Infrastructure Project

    On January 31, 2015, continuous rainfall began and lasted for about a week, causing an unprecedented rise of water levels in the southwest part of the country. Floods affected especially areas along the streams of the Vjosa, Drino, Osumi and Gjanica rivers with the most serious situation observed in Vlora and Fieri districts in South Albania.