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Socio-economic Development

ACER aims to promote human-centered and inclusive socio-economic development in Albania through research, education, and policy advocacy.

ACER carries out policy-oriented research and development assistance projects, aiming to provide objective economic analysis and to promote constructive solutions to the challenges of reform, EU integration and development in order to improve the socio-economic well-being of Albanian citizens.

Ongoing Projects

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 [...]

Completed Projects

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Montenegrin Pan-European Union, Montenegro

Regional economic cooperation in V4 and WB6: sharing experience and knowledge in the context of Common Regional Market and post-COVID recovery

January – September 2022

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UNICEF Albania

Improving the Nutrition Status of School Age Children in Albania

July 2020–Jan. 2022

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World Vision Albania

End of Project Evaluation “Returnees Reintegrate and Reinvest within Country”

August – Sept. 2020

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Save the Children Albania

Budget Analysis on HP Activities and Programs at Central and Local Level

June – July 2020

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World Vision Albania

Study on services and assistance provided to returnees in local level in 13 municipalities in Albania

April – May 2020

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UNDP

Skills Development For Employment Programme – Data For The Evaluation Of Active Labour Market Programmes

2019

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UNDP

Skills Development For Employment Programme – Data For The Evaluation Of Active Labour Market Programmes

Feb. – Sept. 2018

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UNDP

An analysis of the Agro-Industrial Market in Albania

ITA, Italian Trade Agency

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IOM Albania

Promoting decent work opportunities and protection of migrant workers in Albania

Nov. 2015–Nov. 2016

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CEED Montenegro

Survey on Consumer Habits of Montenegrin products from fresh meat and meat products in Kosovo and Albania

Oct. – Nov. 2015

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CEED Montenegro

Social welfare for children in Albania public Expenditure review

Oct. – Nov. 2015

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OECD Investment Compact (IC)

Competitiveness in the Western Balkan region in the agro-food sector

Oct – Dec. 2014

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UNICEF

Public Finances / Expenditures On Children Welfare In Albania

August-December, 2014

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IPRO / World Bank

Ipro Customer Satisfaction Survey III
Land Administration and Management Project Component A: Security of Tenure and Registration of Immovable Property Rights

March – July 2014

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ILO

Albanian wages policies and economic crises effects

Sept.2013–Dec.2013

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UNICEF Tirana

Evaluation of the National Cross-cutting Strategy on Social Inclusion 2007–13.

Sept.2013–Dec.2013

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Mountain Development Areas Agency (MADA)

Impact Assessment ”Sustainable Development Of Mountain Rural Areas Program” (Sdmra) And “Mountains To Market Program” (Mmp)

December 2012 -March 2013

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World Bank, IPRO

IPRO Customer Satisfaction Survey II

Nov 2012 - Mar 2013

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GoA / Ministry of Environment, Water Administriation and Forestry - NRDP Project

“Social, Institutional And Economic Assessment (Siea) Of The Project Completion Impacts”
(Natural Resources Management Project - NRDP)

September 2012 - December 2012

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Ministry of Education / GoA

"Evaluation Of The “National Social Inclusion Strategy”

2012

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FAO

Linguistic Adaptation of the Albanian Food and Nutrition Security Scale

Sept. 2011–Jan.2012

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EIDHR/HEKS and EED

Evaluation of Capacity and community building through women’s empowerment, youth leadership and children education Project

May – June 2011

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GoA/ Ministry of Education and Science

Survey For Teachers Satisfaction At Work

July – September 2011

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FAO

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

16 Nov. 2010 – 25 Jan. 2011

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IPRO / World Bank

Ipro Customer Satisfaction Survey I

Sept. 2010 –Jan. 2011

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IPRO / World Bank

Ipro Customer Satisfaction Survey ll

Nov. 2010 – March. 2012

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GoA and UNICEF

“Consultancy To Reporting On The Implementation Of Social Inclusion Strategy Vis A Vis Child Rights (Only For Those Policies That Affect Child's Rights)”

September 2009 - January 2010

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IOM

Conducting A Survey To Assess The Links Between Informal Employment And Migration Of Young People In Albania

January 2009 - October 2009

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UNDP

Nhdr Albania 2007 – Capacity Building For Eu Integration

2008

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SOROS

Citizens And Administration On The Way Of Cooperation: The Budget That Can Be Understood And Influenced

Jan-Dec 2007

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United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

Women’s Participation In The Election Process

2007

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World Bank

Social Service Delivery Project: Beneficiary Impact-assessment

September 2006 – Dec. 2006

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ETF / EU

Labour Market Review In Albania

Apr 05–Jul05

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World Bank

Microcredit Beneficiary Assessment

October 2004 - June 2005

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Royal Haskoning / DfID

Institutional Strengthening Of The Ministry Of Environment, Albania

October 2003 – May 2005

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DRN under a WB Project / IDA

Institutional Strengthening Of The Ministry Of Environment, Albania

March 2003 – January 2004

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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 / USAID

Strengthening Of Managerial Skills Of Municipal Staff For Services’ Delivery

December 2002 – April 2003

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Embassy Of United States Of America

Strengthening Of Business-Media Cooperation In Albania

2003

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European Training Foundation

Labour Market Analysis And Development

2002

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UNDP

Common Country Assessment: Albania

2002

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CIPE

The Code Of Best Sme Finance Practices In South Eastern Europe (Case Of Albania)

2001

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World Bank

Decentralization – Briefing Notes

1999

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Gov. of Albania and World Bank

Survey With Public Officials

November 1999

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ISPO (Brussels)

European Survey Of Information Society (ESIS II)

March 1999

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Gov. of Albania &WB

Informal Economy In Albania: Study Of Hidden Employment And Tax Evasion

April 1999

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Goverment of Albania and World Bank

Improvement Of Municipal Service Delivery

January 1999

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Fiscal Decentralization Initiative In Albania

1999

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USAID

The Balkan Network Competitiveness Project: Obstacles To Trade, Growth, Investment, And Competitiveness: Ten Case Studies On Balkan Businesses

1996-1999

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Harvard Institute and World Bank

World Business Environment: Case Of Albania

September 1998

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