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Albania

Economic development on the road to Europe

Up until the end of the 1980s, Albania was marked by decades of dictatorship. Germany has been supporting the country's transformation since 1988, with Albania undergoing perceptible social and economic change since then. In 2014, the country became a candidate for EU membership. Since cooperation with Germany began, KfW has funded projects to the value of around EUR 1.2 billion, with the initial focus being on alleviating poverty and emergency aid. Meanwhile, KfW also funds sustainable and efficient energy supplies, urban development and the basic conditions required for economic growth and poverty reduction. KfW is particularly active in the energy sector, e.g. providing support with the energy sector reform, electricity transmission and distribution, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, as well as in municipal infrastructure (water, sanitation, solid waste) and in the area of sustainable economic development (promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises as well as vocational education and training).

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KfW Office Tirana

Director KfW Office: Björn Thies
Rr. "Skenderbej", 21/1
Tirana
Albanien

Phone: +355 42 22 78 69
Fax: +355 42 23 38 79

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