Economic and Social Inclusion

What we do?

Inclusion means that people are part of the social, economic, political and cultural life of their country and that their voices are heard and that they are able to use their capabilities, and access resources, including financial and business opportunities. UNDP helps social and economic inclusion in Albania through supporting policies and implementation measures designed to avoid exclusion by helping to remove barriers that stand in the way of people realizing their full capabilities. Group specific implementation measures (e.g. policy responses and action plans) are of critical importance for Roma and Egyptian communities as well as Persons with Disabilities, in no small part due to EU accession related commitments.

Our Goals

In order to address the risks that hinder realization of personal, social and economic potential of all individuals UNDP supports national policies and institutions to increase women’s participation and economic opportunities, improve their access to justice mechanisms, mainstream gender into legislation and development policies and eradicate gender based violence.more

Poverty Week Activities in Albania

As part of community led activities to mark International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, graduates from a UNDP vocational training course, put their tailoring skills to use in the community; making school uniforms for twenty local children with the support of parents and community members.more

Our Stories

Marsela Bejto, ninth year student at Kozare school, east of Albania. Photo: UNDP Albania

Refurbished schools in Albania bring new educational opportunities

For the first time in nine years Marsela Bejto a ruddy ninth grader who attends school in the community of Kozare, together with 170 other children,more 

Venetian Mask produced in Shkodra, north of Albania. Credit: UNDP Albania

Supporting Decent Work Opportunities for Young Albanians

Artan, 22 years old from Shkoder finally has a job-which he calls his dream job. He produces Venetian masks which have charmed him and other peoplemore 

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Projects and Initiatives

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