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Sector Reform Contract for the Fight Against Corruption in Albania


Summary of the Project

The programme aims to assist the Government of Albania in implementing the inter-sectoral Strategy Against Corruption.

Overall Objective

Aiming to create transparent and high-integrity Albanian institutions that enjoy citizens’ trust and ensure a quality and incorruptible service.


  • Policy dialogue around conditions and government reform priorities
  • Transfer of EUR 8.3 million to the beneficiary country in the fiscal years 2017, 2018, 2019 when disbursements are indicatively expected; EUR 1.7 million will be dedicated to complementary assistance
  • Continued effort to reinforce Government’s institutional capacities to implement the anti-corruption reform, including new institutions and mandates resulting from changes to the legislative framework
  • Performance assessment
  • Reporting and capacity development
  • Enhancing donor coordination
  • Strengthening of the monitoring and evaluation systems for anti-corruption strategy implementation
  • Regular monitoring of budget support eligibility criteria

Expected Results


  • Improved prevention of corruption, in particular through increased transparency and inspection of state activities in the areas of public procurement, improved handling and follow-up of corruption reports, and political parties’ financing
  • Improved repression of corruption, in particular through improved efficiency and effectiveness of criminal investigations against corruption; and good track record of investigated cases submitted to the prosecution services
  • Improved public awareness of corruption, in particular increased public intolerance to corruption and use of the complaints mechanisms to report corruption
European Union
Implementing Partners: EU Delegation to Albania, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance and Economy
EU Contribution: 10,000,000.00€