The goal is to improve Albania's framework conditions towards inclusive growth with increased employment opportunities particularly for the youth. Swiss interventions include the strengthening of Public Financial Management capacities and strengthening of the Bank of Albania’s research department for more effective monetary policy, better regulation and supervision of the financial sector and improved fiscal management, including tax transparency and simplification issues.
To boost the private sector and in particular youth employment, entrepreneurship programmes support business development services and innovative ideas. Corporate financial reporting is improved towards European standards, alternative debt resolution mechanisms are explored, and access to finance is facilitated to enhance SME competitiveness. On the supply side, a special focus is given to upgrading youth skills, mediating demand and supply in the labour market and working with the private sector to adequately improve education and training for job seekers.