Democratic Governance and Rule of Law

What we do

Still a young democracy, Albanian institutions and people partner with UNDP to make democratic processes and institutions more responsive to the needs of ordinary citizens. UNDP helps strengthen electoral systems and planning processes, improve access to justice and public administration and develop a greater capacity to deliver services to those most in need.Our goal is to help develop state capacities that are accountable, transparent, inclusive and responsive.

Our Goals

Albania has made progress towards meeting the international standards with regard to the stability of institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights and commitments to key political reforms. Albania is addressing very seriously the twelve key priorities identified in the European Commission’s Opinion through an Action Plan which is being implemented and monitoring their achievement and compliance with the EU criteria and Albania’s obligations. In follow up to the implementation of major UN conventions, UNDP helps the fight against corruption, gender based violence and discrimination, promotion and enforcement of human rights. more

Improving ICT Infrastructure and e-Services in Albania

UNDP's goal is to help develop state capacities that are accountable, transparent, inclusive and responsive. In follow up to major UN conventions, UNDP helps the fight against corruption, gender based violence and discrimination. more

Our Stories

At a One Stop Shop, a man saves time and energy getting a document approved. Photo: UNDP Albania

New techologies improve municipal services through "One Stops Shops"

Qazim Sejdini, the mayor of Elbasan, Albania, stood in-front of his computer.  Ten kilometers away, in the village of Bradashesh, Fatmir Balla stood waiting at amore 

Police helping local communities cope with the impact of floods

Helping rebuild lives in Albania with a long term sight

  In less than one hour, the water “stole” all that belonged to 75-year-old Qani Shehu. All that remained were the walls of his house standingmore 

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Projects

  • Consolidation of Territorial and Administrative Reform ( STAR 2)

    The Government of Albania since September 2013 started implementation of an administrative and territorial reform aiming the reorganization of local governments units. On July, 31 2014, the Parliament approved the law 115/2014 “On the territorial and administrative division of local government units in the Republic of Albania” reducing the number of LGUs from 384 to 61 municipalities.

  • Integrated Support to Decentralization

    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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

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