report 2006

Rationalizing social spending to accelerate social development

The recently signed Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union confirmed the good progress of transition reforms in Albania. Substantially increasing social spending, linking social spending to the desired social impacts, and rationalizing the related internal and external financial resources in order to achieve tangible social justice results represent some of the new challenges in the Albanian integration process.


In terms of gender equity, Albania is at the bottom of Europe. This is made apparent by the publication of the Gender Equity Index (GEI) 2012, launched on the eve of the International Women’s Day by Social Watch, an international network of civil society organizations with members in over 70 countries in all regions.