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.

Our Stories

Projects and Initiatives

Empowering Vulnerable Local Communities – UN Joint Programme

Roma and Egyptian communities are both the poorest and most marginalized ethnic groups in Albania. According to A Needs Asssesment Study on Roma and Egyptian Communities in Albania, initiated by UNDP, 77.7% of Roma and 84.1% of Egyptian families are very poor. more

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Roma and Egyptians

A Step Towards Social Inclusion in Albania

GoA-UN Programme of Cooperation 2012-2016
GoA-UN Programme of Cooperation 2012-2016

The new Programme supports national priorities and development challenges of the country in the areas of:  Governance and Rule of Law; Economy and Environment; Regional and Local Development; Inclusive Social Policy