• Promoting good governance

    Promoting good governance

    Promoting public debate by providing expertise and reliable information to help key actors in their decision-making process

  • PUBLICATIONS

    PUBLICATIONS

    Influencing public opinion through regular surveys and research articles.

  • Strengthening democratic processes

    Strengthening democratic processes

    Strengthening democratic processes in Albania, and contributing towards the fight against corruption

  • Cross-sector Cooperation

    Cross-sector Cooperation

    Collaborating with the most skilled researchers and experts in various fields of development and evaluation of public policies, economics, education, health, and governance.

The Albanian Center for Economic Research (ACER) is the first Albanian non-profit and non-governmental organization established in 1992.

ACER  aims to promote the development of market economy, an efficient and transparent government, individual freedom, and democratic governance in Albania by conducting independent research on socio-economic issues, and contributing in the creation of an adequate institutional framework for reforms. Also, ACER encourages professional debate on several economic issues with public interest, as well as  advocates for good governance policies, and,  contributes toward empowerment of the civil society sector.

Our expertise

Public Policy Advocacy

Monitoring and Evaluation

Seminars, trainings and Coferences

Report Writings

Survey Designing and Implementation

Programmes

Our Programmes

Projects

Current Projects

Mapping of Patronage Networks for Improving Transparency and Governance of Public Sector of Albania

The project entitled: “Mapping of Patronage Networks for Improving Transparency and Governance of Public Sector of Albania” (SAL60022GR0057) is supported by Democracy Commission Small Grants Program of US Embassy in Tirana. The disclosure and mapping of informal networks and influence points is possible though increasing access to information on the management and work of (SOEs), increasing citizen access to relevant information [...]

Project for Integrated Urban and Tourism Development (PIUTD)

Project: Project for Integrated Urban and Tourism Development (PIUTD)  “Primary Data Collection, Development of Mid-Term and End Follow up Surveys, Assessment of PDO findings achievement in the framework of PIUTD” In the framework of the implementation of the PIUTD, the final Report “Summary of tourist survey, focus group findings and tourist counting, 2020” has been [...]

Regional Good Governance Public-Private Partnership Platform(R2G4P), January 2021 – December 2023, EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Regional Good Governance Public-Private Partnership Platform(R2G4P) is coordinated by the Center for the Study of Democracy, Bulgaria, and where ACER is implementing Partner, benefits from a € 1.5 million grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation. (R2G4P) aims to deliver shared anticorruption solutions to increase [...]

Civil Society for Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in Southeast Europe: Capacity Building for Evidence-Based Advocacy, Policy Impact and Citizen Engagement (SELDI.net)

Civil Society for Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in Southeast Europe: Capacity Building for Evidence-Based Advocacy, Policy Impact and Citizen Engagement (SELDI.net) This project has been prepared by the SELDI Network on the basis of findings of the external evaluation of the current SELDI phase for the period 2018-2020 and the Report from the Result Oriented [...]

Events

Latest Events

Workshop: Increasing the role of civil society in the fight against corruption

ACER held a workshop on December 4th 2023 where the findings of Corruption Monitoring System, a methodology designed and implemented in the framework of the SELDI project, were presented. In 2023, the seventh round of the Corruption Monitoring System in Southeast Europe was conducted. SELDI’s partner, the Albanian Center for Economic Research (ACER) undertook a […]

Workshop: State Owned Enterprises Governance Issues in Albania

ACER held a workshop on Friday 29 September about Current Problems in the Governance of SOEs. The workshop is held on the framework of the project: “Improving Governance Transparency in the Public Sector in Albania” and brought together representatives from state-owned enterprises (SOEs), civil society organisations, independent experts, etc. During this activity, views and experiences […]

Roundtable: Increasing the oversight role of the Parliament in corruption proofing.

ACER, in cooperation with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), held a roundtable discussion on 11.07.2023 about Increasing the oversight role of the Parliament in corruption proofing.   The roundtable was held in the framework of the project: “Increased government accountability through a more responsive parliament”, which is funded by British Embassy in Tirana. The table […]

Workshop: Promoting Cooperation Between Civil Society Actors in the Western Balkans

The Albanian Center for Economic Research in cooperation with two other actors of civil society in the Western Balkans: KARYEJA (Pančevo, Serbia) and COHU (Kosovo) completed the project “Promotion to civil society regional actions in the Western Balkans”. The main topics of the survey were adapted from similar surveys on corruption at the local level […]

Media

“For two years the average salary is €900″, Preçi: Strong electoral effort to attract the poorest” - RTV Ora

Eskperti Preçi: Incentive policies for education are needed as a prerequisite for increasing labor productivity - SCAN TV

Hydrocarbons, Preçi: There are no policies that encourage oil production in the country! - Report TV

Tourism in Illegality - Premium Channel

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