What we do
UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in some 170 countries and territories, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners. Present in Albania since 1991, UNDP works with the Government and People of Albania, including its civil society and businesses, to strengthen the rule of law, promote human rights and freedoms, protect the environment and support economic and social reforms for social inclusion and an equitable society.
USAID partners with UNDP to Enhance Resilience of Albanian Communities
United States Agency for International Development in Albania (USAID/Albania) has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to strengthen the resilience of marginalized communities through a new project: Improving Community Resilience (ICR).
Japan joins forces with UNDP Albania to accelerate actions on climate change promoting Solar Energy application
Funding from the Government of Japan supports implementation of Albania’s Nationally Determined Contribution on Climate Change in the area of Renewables -Solar Energy through UNDP Climate Promise Initiative from pledges-to -action.
The American Bank of Investments and the United Nations Development Programme embark on a partnership to support small businesses recover from the earthquake
The American Bank of Investments and the United Nations Development Progamme in Albania signed a financing agreement to support fifty micro and small businesses to recover from the impact of the earthquake. Abi Bank has committed USD 100.000 to this partnership.
In Blue: Marine and Coastal Protected Areas In Albania
This brochure provides essential insights into the biological features and tourism details of all marine and coastal protected areas in Albania. Its primary aim is to promote biodiversity, cultural heritage, and the responsible utilization of these areas for education and tourism. “IN Blue” offers easy access to crucial information for visitors, stakeholders, NGOs, and the broader public engaged in marine biodiversity conservation.
Country Programme Document for Albania (2022-2026)
This is the UNDP-Albania Country Programme which outlines our programme pillars for the period 2022-2026. UNDP Programe is well aligned and clearly reflect Albania’s development priorities articulated in the National Strategy for Development and Integration as well as in the Albania-United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2022-2026. Our Programme is well aligned with UNDP Global Strategic Plan and contributed towards the European Union Integration Agenda through several European Union acquis chapters. The Programme contributes to the achievement of several Sustainable Development Goals.
Economic Recovery and Resilience Programme - In Motion, Astir
As a response to the devastating earthquake of the 26th of November 2019 as well as the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, UNDP is supporting the Government of Albania in its economic recovery efforts through the Economic Recovery and Resilience Programme in Albania (ERR).
Through this booklet we are sharing the 35 stories of the beneficiaries before and after the implementation of In Motion in Astir, Tirana. The programme supported these businesses through personalized technical assistance and rebranding of their commercial image. The 35 businesses represented the most common type of small shops from minimarket to tailors, hairdressers, barbers, small restaurants, shops, etc.
Tourism and Hospitality in Albania 2022
In the second half of 2022, UNDP in cooperation with the Albanian Tourism Association conducted a study to assess the impact of the war in Ukraine on the tourism sector. The main goal was to collect and analyze data on hospitality and tourism focusing on the main actors from the supply and demand side.
Population of Albania
At risk of falling into poverty (2018)