Strategic Policy Options for SDG Financing - Joint Programme


Start: 2020-07-01
End: 2022-07-31

Well intending laws and regulations have often been approved and institutions have been established in Albania’s prolonged transition, only to come to the conclusion that their financial effects were not properly calculated and provided for. the 'Strategic Policy Options for SDG Financing' Joint Programme (JP) aims to provide technical assistance and work with the government to identify and integrate more equitable and adequate financing for SDGs in the national budgetary framework. The implementation of the programme is expected to provide large scale results, reaching the most vulnerable part of the Albanian society, in particular children and women in the poorest locations.

At the policy level, this project will continue to assist Albania in integrating the national financing for social protection floors into national policy, building upon the on-going UN-wide efforts. At the macro level, it will identify and assess the options to catalyse financing of unfunded mandates at the local government units and identify innovative approaches, tools and other financing mechanisms to pilot and evaluate the impact of fiscal policies related to social protection. At the capacity-support level, the JP would support a selected range of Albanian institutions to articulate, implement and review budgets that reflect increasing SDG related spending. 

The programme is implemented jointly by UNDP, UNICEF, ILO in close collaboration with UNFPA and UN WOMEN. The agencies will work with the Ministry of Finance and Economy, Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the Parliament of Albania and other key institutions. The project is funded by the UN Joint SDG Fund with global contributions from Denmark, European Union, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

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