The World Bank in Albania. CAS Consultations. February 2005. About The World Bank Group. What is the World Bank?. Founded in 1944, the Bank is the world’s largest source of development assistance Owned by 184 member countries Operates in 100 country offices with approximately 10,600 staff.
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Over 1000 staff
50% in Washington
50% in 24 Country Offices
By providing advice and financing programs that:
With World Bank assistance:
To help Albania achieve stable economic and social development that brings more jobs, better living standards, greater government accountability while the country moves closer to Europe.
World Bank is active in Albania (since 1991) through:
The current CAS supports National Strategy (NSSED). CAS main pillar are:
July 1991-July 2004
Infrastructure bottlenecks impede economic development and limit access to clinics, schools, or markets
Conditions and quality of education in Albania are still poor, especially in the remote areas. With the help of
Poor quality of health services and inequities in access affect Albanians’ health
Breakdown of collective farming had had devastating effects on agriculture
Lack of access to credit had an impact to private sector development and poverty alleviation. Microcredit Project is helping to build sound financial intermediaries.
Governance and institutional capacity remain weak. Strengthening governance and building institutions are essential for the country's long-term development.
The core pillars for underpinning the design of the result based CAS:
The features of the new CAS framework: