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Democratic Governance

We aim to promote transparency, integrity,  and accountability to help in rebuilding trust in democratic institutions.

Democracy and governance reinforce each other and are essential for preventing conflicts, promoting stability, managing crises, facilitating economic and social progress, and creating the conditions conducive to sustainable respect for human rights and the rule of law. ACER aims to strengthen participatory democracy in Albania by contributing in empowering civil society and encouraging young people to actively take part in the decision-making process, and by improving a supportive legal and financial environment for civil society.

Ongoing 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 [...]

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 [...]

Promoting Collaboration Between Civil Society Actors in the Fight Against Corruption – December, 2022 – May 31, 2023

Promoting Collaboration Between Civil Society Actors in the Fight Against Corruption Lead Applicant – Albanian Center for Economic Research (ACER) With the support of the Western Balkan Fund (WBF), the Albanian Center for Economic Research (ACER) as lead partner, together with the Institute for Corruption Research (KAREYA, Pancevo, in Serbia (Smederevo), and the Organization for Democracy , Anti-corruption [...]

Completed Projects

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EU and MCIC North Macedonia

SELDI - Civil Society for Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in Southeast Europe: Capacity Building for Monitoring, Advocacy and Awareness Raising

May 2018 – November 2022 and May 2014 – June 2016

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Center for Study of Democracy

Seldi Coalition: Good Governance and Anti-Corruption In Southeast Europe (Second Phase)

2015

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Albania Triple Helix Project

Building an Effective Public-Private Dialogue

2015

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OECD Investment Compact (IC) for SEE

Albania Triple Helix Project

March - April 2014

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Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

Building An Effective Public-Private Dialogue (First Phase)

July 2013-December 2014

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NOMISMA (Italy)

Monitoring and Analyzing European Trends in Social Sciences and Humanities- Future Perspectives (METRIS III)

Jan. - June 2013

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Center for Study of Democracy

Seldi Coalition: Good Governance And Anti-Corruption In Southeast Europe (Second Phase)

2012 – 2013 /2013 - 2014

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World Bank, IPRO

IPRO Customer Satisfaction Survey II

Nov 2012 - Mar 2013

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Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

Programme: Building An Effective Public-Private Dialogue

2011

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UNICEF Tirana

Thematic Study: How to Improve Responsiveness of Service Providers in Identifying, Reporting and Referring Cases of Violence against Children

January 2011 – October 2012

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FAO

Complementary Qualitative Study/Gender Issues And Effects Of High Food Prices And Economic Crisis On Household Food Security

16 November 2010 – 25 January 2011

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SOROS Foundation

Budget monitoring Report – Main findings and Recommendations, prepared under project entitled: “Citizens and administration on the way to cooperation.

January 2010–March 2012

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ERAWATCH and European Commission

Erawatch Research Inventory And Analytical Country Reports "Support to the Monitoring and Analysis of Knowledge Triangle Policies in Europe (K3FC)

2010 - 2012

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World Bank

Development Of Annual Review Of Health System Performance And Financial Cost Estimation For Health System Strategy Implementation (2007-2013)

November 07 – February 08

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UNFPA Tirana

Development of The National Strategic Policy Document on Ageing & Respective Budgeted Action-Plan in Albania

July - October, 2008

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UNFPA Tirana

Development of The National Strategic Policy Document on Ageing & Respective Budgeted Action-Plan in Albania

July - October, 2008

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SOROS

Citizens and Administration on the Way of Cooperation: The Budget that Can be Understood and Influenced

January - December 2007

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USAID and CASALS

Monitoring Of The Public Administration Attitude Towards The Ombudsman’s Recommendations

2007

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USAID and CASALS

The Citizens’ Complaints on Judicial Inspection: Increasing Transparency and Accountability of the Judiciary toward the Public

2007

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United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

Women’s Participation In The Election Process

2007

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Kosovo Foundation for Open Society and the Ministry of Local Government Administration (Kosovo).

A Methodology For Planning Multi-Sectoral Strategic Development At Municipal Level In Kosovo

2006

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Royal Haskoning / DfID

Institutional Strengthening Of The Ministry Of Environment, Albania

October 2003 – May 2005

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Embassy of United States of America in Albania

Main Principles of Market Economy- A Mass-Media Introduction Public Awareness and Training

2003

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FID and USAID

Strengthening Of Managerial Skills Of Municipal Staff For Services’ Delivery

December 2002 – April 2003

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CIPE

Public Procurement Transparency at Local Level

2002

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World Bank

Decentralization – Briefing Notes

1999

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Government of Albania and World Bank

Survey With Public Officials

November 1999

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Government of Albania and World Bank

Improvement Of Municipal Service Delivery

January 1999

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CIPE

Improvement Of Municipal Service Delivery

1998

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