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albania Albania

  • Population: 2.8 million
  • GDP: €13.6 billion
  • GDP per capita Index: €4,780
  • Public Debt: 67.8% GDP
  • EU Candidate: Candidate country since June 2014

'Connecting people and improving their living standards is at the heart of the WBIF investments. While Albania goes through its necessary reform process to prepare for EU membership, the WBIF brings immediate and concrete benefits to people and shows that the EU is here.'

Ambassador Christine Hohmann

Since 2009, the WBIF has supported 43 projects for €3.2 billion estimated investments in the public sector in Albania.

The country has benefited from 61 grants for €345.9 million in technical assistance and investment co-financing. The EU IPA grant support channelled through the WBIF accounts for €326.8 million and covers both technical assistance and investment works. Other donors have contributed €19.1 million as well. 

€345.9m

Investment grants: €293.1m

Technical assistance: €52.8m


€3.2bn

€658m

WBIF grants

IPA II bilateral grants

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Sustainable Transport

€273.4m

€24m

Clean Energy

€36.2m

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Environment & Climate

€28.4m

€28.1m

Human Capital

€3m

€165.7m

Digital Future

€4.9m

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Competitiveness

Breakdown of support provided below

€208.3m

Total

€345.9m

€426.1m

Achieved results

2009 - 2022

  • 843 km of new roads
  • Improved water/waste water services for 282,260 people
  • Better schools for 18,500 students/year

Expected results

2022 - 2031

  • 119 km of motorways
  • 196 km of railway lines rehabilitated
  • 713 MW renewable energy generation capacity installed
  • 174 km of electricity transmission lines upgraded
  • 207 km of future-proof gas pipelines
  • Improved water/waste water services for 975,000 people
  • Efficient solid waste services for 940,000 people
  •  495,000 people protected from floods
  • Healthcare treatment and research facilities for 2.8 million people
  • 70% of households with access to broadband networks in rural areas
  • Over 2,800 schools/public institutions connected to broadband internet
  • Infrastructure sharing via the Balkan Digital Highway initiative

Support to Private Sector

WB EDIF

The Western Balkans Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility

  • €60.1m in financing for SMEs
  • 666 SMEs supported in Albania

European Fund for Southeast Europe

  • €114.9m sub-loan investments since inception
  • 15,245 sub-loans provided since inception
  • 42 technical assistance projects since inception 

Green for Growth Fund

  • €32m sub-loan investments since inception
  • 11,540 MWh/yr primary energy savings
  • 9,882 tCO2/yr emissions reduction

The Regional Energy Efficiency Programme

  • €1.2m in financing for residential sector (GEFF)
  • €5.2m in direct financing for private sector

Latest Albania News

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European Commission launches €3.2 billion investment package in the Western Balkans
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25-02-2022

European Commission launches €3.2 billion investment package in the Western Balkans

Today, the European Commission has unveiled a substantial €3.2 billion investment package to support 21 transp...

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Start of Works on the EU-supported North Macedonia - Albania transmission line
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18-02-2022

Start of Works on the EU-supported North Macedonia - Albania transmission line

On 17 February, works commenced on the 400 kV transmission line that starts from the transformer station "Bito...

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Completion of the EU-funded Technical Assistance for Dumrea Underground Natural Gas Storage in Albania
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14-12-2021

Completion of the EU-funded Technical Assistance for Dumrea Underground Natural Gas Storage in Albania

A final workshop for the project ‘Dumrea Underground Natural Gas Storage: Feasibility Study and Environmental ...

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From Plan to Action - WBIF Key Achievements 2021
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11-11-2022

From Plan to Action - WBIF Key Achievements 2021

WBIF key achievements in 2021 on advancing the implementation of the Economic and Investment Plan for the West...

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WBIF July Newsletter 2022
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21-07-2022

WBIF July Newsletter 2022

WBIF July Newsletter 2022

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Mediterranean Corridor: Vorë - Hani i Hotit Route 2 Railway Line
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13-07-2022

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Factsheet on Route 2 Railway project in Albania, a core network between Tirana and Podgorica. The section is e...

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Partner Financial Organisations

Western Balkan Partners