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AIC: A Summer in Albania Working for Investment Capabilities Development

By Damian Galinsky

According to CID’s growth diagnostic findings on Albania, the country has the need to diversify and increase the complexity of the economic base.

As a Harvard Kennedy School student, I spent last summer as a CID intern working on the initial asset analysis and project selection for the Albanian Investment Corporation (AIC). The main objective of AIC is improving growth in Albania through the...

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The Case for the Albanian Investment Corporation

To support the growth strategy of Albania, to improve employment rates and the general well-being of its society, the Government of Albania (GOA) has been working since fall 2017 to develop a mechanism that could ensure timely preparation of needed investment projects and their financing under adequate conditions.

After a thorough due diligence process during 2018, and careful evaluation of different options, the GOA has opted for the creation of a new institution, the Albanian Investment Corporation (AIC), as a new capability to transform development ideas and initiatives...

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Video: Government Strategies for Diaspora Engagement - A Conversation with Pandeli Majko, Minister of Diaspora of Albania

Pandeli Majko, Albania's Minister of Diaspora, visited Harvard's Kennedy School in early February and shared newly set strategies to engage Albania's diaspora for political and economic development, and transform migration into an added value.... Read more about Video: Government Strategies for Diaspora Engagement - A Conversation with Pandeli Majko, Minister of Diaspora of Albania

INTERVIEW: The Road to Citizen-Centric Public Service Delivery in Albania

An Interview with Dr. Milena Harito, Minister of Innovation and Public Administration of Albania

If you were a citizen of the Republic of Albania in need of a moderately complex public service in 2014, you were almost certain to enter a maze of public bureaucracy: dark and messy offices, long lines, vague instructions and procedures, and little opportunity for citizen feedback or tolerance for criticism. It’s no wonder that the uncertainty around these services forced most citizens to use their social and family connections, and in some cases, bribes, to ensure speedy...

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