Economic Growth and Employment
Ensuring that young women and men have employment and skills opportunities is one of the four priorities areas of UNDP. Through its interventions UNDP supports the Government of Albania to reach its economic growth priorities and to ensure that government policies and programmes are inclusive, sustainable and gender responsive, with greater focus on competitiveness, decent jobs, innovation and rural development. Jointly with the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, UNDP seeks to support young people in finding viable and skills-building routes to employment, rather than relying on informal patronage networks for jobs in the public sector. In addition, it supports the Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship in its efforts to implement economic development policies and address competitiveness factors.
UNDP Albania has built a strategic vision to contribute to building a labour-market focused skills development system that is suited to enhance the employment and entrepreneurship aspects of the unemployed in urban and rural areas, while simultaneously addressing the skills needs of those employed in the formal and informal sectors and emerging entrepreneurs. Ultimately it is aimed that skills development efforts, coupled with SME support, can lead to a more productive and competitive Albanian economy.more