Norwegian development assistance to Albania Norway has provided extensive development and humanitarian assistance to Albania since the late 1990s.
Whereas much of the early assistance was of a humanitarian nature, and related to the 1999 Kosovo crisis, Norway has since supported activities within education, rule of law, good governance, energy, innovation, human rights, culture and the arts. Norwegian assistance has had a particular emphasis on improving the situation for minorities, women and youth.
The overarching objective of Norwegian support to the Western Balkans today is to promote the development of lasting stability and democracy. To this end, Norway supports a series of initiatives in Albania and the wider region, to foster:
- Closer regional cooperation, also including countries that are EU members;
- Reconciliation and implementation of transitional justice;
- Socio-economic development through enhanced economic growth and competitiveness, increased capacity in the field of environment/climate/energy, and increased social and economic inclusion of marginalised groups;
- Good governance through support for development of the rule of law, defence sector reform, civil society and the media, minorities, and the fight against organised crime and corruption.
Current active Norwegian projects in Albania
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' grants portal provides an overview of all grants from the Ministry and Norad for which agreements have been entered into, and for which disbursements are planned for this year and for up to the next four years.
Statistics on past Norwegian assistance to Albania
Norwegian Aid Statistics gives you easy access to all official statistics about Norwegian development cooperation from 1960 until today.