The World Bank Group (WBG) has been preparing the Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) update for Albania. The first SCD for Albania was submitted to the WBG Board and published in 2015. The updated SCD is required as the evidence base to prepare the next Country Partnership Framework (CPF) that would define the engagement between the WBG and Albania in the next five years.
In frame of consultations with a range of stakeholders in Albania and for the purpose of gathering and analyzing evidence, a consultative meeting was held in September 18th at the World Bank office in Tirana. Ms. Ana Maria Oviedo and Mr. Christoph Ungerer, main authors of the SCD presented the preliminary findings, followed by discussion and comments and meeting participants.
FIAA was represented in this meeting by Board Director Mr. Perparim Kalo.
The SCD update focuses on measuring Albania’s progress towards reaching the WBG “Twin Goals” of: eliminating poverty and advancing shared prosperity.
The SCD update is also mandated to identify key binding constraints to achieve the Twin Goals and policy priorities to tackle them.