Albania has transformed from one of the poorest countries in Europe to an upper-middle-income country. The country is implementing important reforms to revitalize growth and job creation, while advancing the European Union integration agenda.
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After Albania emerged from 50 years of communist rule, the transition from a centrally planned to a market-oriented economy, together with abundant international aid and other strategic assistance, helped the country make progress. Thanks to strong growth performance, Albania grew from the poorest nation in Europe in the early 1990s to middle-income status in 2008.
The project aims to improve urban infrastructure, enhance tourism assets, and strengthen the capacity of institutions to support tourism at local level in the south of Albania, a key tourism destination.
Country Manager, Albania
Senior Natural Resources Management Specialist
Senior Energy Specialist