About UNDP in Albania
UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and exclusion, and build resilience so countries can sustain progress. As the UN’s development agency, UNDP plays a critical role in helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
UNDP began its operations in Albania in 1991 based on the Standard Basic Framework Agreement concluded with the Government of Albania. In 2021 UNDP marked its 30 years of presence in country.
UNDP is a member of the United Nations Country Team in Albania and is part of a single, coherent plan for all 19 UN agencies, funds and programmes titled: Albania-United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2022-2026 which combines the expertise of diverse UN Agencies, working together to contribute to Albania’s development priorities.
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.
Drawing on its reputation and strength as a UN system integrator for Agenda 2030 and trusted impartial partner, UNDP will support economic transformation and eradication of multidimensional poverty and establish systems that address risks disasters and social injustice within the SDGs. They key element of UNDP’s approach will be integration and innovation.
UNDP will assist the country in the three main areas described below: