Social Assistance Modernization Project - Albania (WB-P122233)

  • Albania
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 3, 2012
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Government of Albania
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 244.50 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 11, 2018

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Project Description

The objective of Social Assistance Modernization Project for Albania it to support the country's improvement of the equity and efficiency of its social assistance programs.

There are 2 components:

(1) Strengthening the implementation and performance of social assistance programs. The objective of this component is to support the improvements in the main social assistance programs. The component will support improved implementation of both the Ndihma Ekonomike (NE) program and disability assistance benefits in the main areas identified. 

(2) Technical assistance to strengthen implementation capacity for social assistance programs. The objectives of this component are to strengthen capacity for implementing improvements in the delivery of social assistance benefits.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

1/World Bank
Contact: Melis Ufuk Guven
Title: Sr Social Protection Specialist
Tel: 473-9025

Name: Ministry of Finance

3/Implementing Agencies
Name: Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
Contact: Mr. Kastriot Sulka
Title: Deputy Minister
Tel: 35542228493


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