Sector Reform Contract for Public Administration Reform

Sector Reform Contract for Public Administration Reform


Project Value 28,000,000.00 €
Project Status Finished
Beneficiary Sector
Implementing Partners
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Ministry of Finance
EU Contribution
28,000,000.00 €
Project Timeline
September 2016 - December 2020

Overall Objective

The objective of this programme is to assist the Government of Albania in enhancing the transparency, accountability and effectiveness of the public administration, in view of creating a solid basis for the implementation of the EU acquis.

Summary of the Project


  • A transfer of EUR 27 million to the beneficiary country in fiscal years 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020
  • Complementary support to strengthen the capacity of the 61 local government units in implementing the reform
  • Political and policy dialogue with the Government of Albania in the area of public administration reform
  • Continued effort to reinforce the institutional capacities of the Government of Albania to implement the PAR
  • Donor coordination in view of further aligning development cooperation and relieving the Government from multiple reporting duties
  • Regular monitoring of budget support eligibility criteria

Expected Results

  • Fully aligned strategic planning and policy making on public administration reform (PAR) to the medium-term budget programme of the Government
  • Inclusive, participatory and evidence-based policy-making and legislative development in the area of PAR
  • Efficient and effective implementation of the civil service legislation and management of human resources in full compliance with the law
  • Improved public services, provided at a higher level of automation
  • Enhanced accountability of the public administration
  • Improved strategic management framework and performance monitoring system for PAR, and sustainable financial resources for the implementation of the PAR Strategy
  • Enhanced visibility of implementation and results of the PAR Strategy
EUD contact point

Stefano Cominelli

Project Reference Number 2016/ 379075