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Start Date:  01 August 2021

End Date:   31 July 2025

 

 

Key Documents:

Terms of References (ToRs) - Albania SDC Fund II

Standard Administrative Arrangement (SAA)

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

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Overview

The Albania SDG Acceleration Fund supports the integrated and coherent mobilization, allocation, and disbursement of resources to promote effective development and implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) activities. To advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, stakeholders make national progress gains through the provision of ongoing support to projects that address priority SDG areas, creating an evidence-based understanding among policymakers and members of civil society on how Albania has progressed towards SDG and 2030 Agenda achievement.

Fund stakeholders advance the 2030 Agenda by driving progress towards SDG achievement while also respecting human rights, promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, and using these and similar intersectional issues to multiply sustainable and inclusive economic growth, poverty eradication, and social development. Between 2015 and 2021, stakeholders used blended forms of financing to heed 2030 Agenda calls for collective action and integrated approaches across multiple sectors and goals. Investments went towards projects implemented under SDG priority areas of the National Strategy for Development and Integration (2015-2020) and the Programme of Cooperation for Sustainable Development (2017-2021). 

As of January 2022, however, the Government of Albania and United Nations country team in Albania will launch a second phase of the Albania SDG Acceleration Fund to guide the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2022-2027.

Phase II of the fund

 

 

In January 2022, the Government of Albania and the United Nations in Albania will launch phase two of the Albania SDG Acceleration Fund with continued support provided to partners implementing multi-dimensional sustainable development activities that assist Albania in meeting its SDG and 2030 Agenda commitments, under the framework of the Government of Albania and UNSDCF 2022-2026 across four outcome areas: Equitable investment in people; economic growth and resource management; governance, rule of law and human rights, and gender responsive governance. These areas—together with intersecting themes—will form the basis for new funding set against the National Strategy for Development and European Integration 2021-2030, UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2022-2026, the Economic Reform Programme (ERP), 2021-2023, the human rights commitments of Albania and other agreed international and regional development goals and treaty obligations.

 

In response to the 2030 Agenda calling for integrated approaches across multiple sectors and goals, as well as collective action at all levels to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Government of Albania and the UNCT in Albania launched the SDG Acceleration Fund for Albania in 2018 to support integrated and multidimensional sustainable development activities for Albania’s achievement of SDGs, in full respect for human rights and promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment as of fundamental importance with multiplier effect for achieving sustained and inclusive economic growth, poverty eradication and sustainable development as required by the UN GA Resolution 71/243.

Stakeholders designed the first phase of the Albania SDG Acceleration Fund according to the United Nations Programme of Cooperation for Sustainable Development, 2017-2021. Following consultations with the Government of Albania and other stakeholders, they agreed that under the One UN framework, impact and development effectiveness measures were central to addressing ongoing challenges in four areas:

  • Governance and rule of law
  • Social inclusion (e.g. health, education, and social protection, and gender-based violence)
  • Economic growth, labour, and agriculture
  • Environment and climate change.

 

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Key Figures
Funding Status
Participating Organizations are required to submit final year-end expenditures by April 30 in the following year; Interim expenditure figures are submitted on a voluntary basis and therefore current year figures are not final until the year-end expenditures have been submitted.
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Funds with Administrative Agent
Contributions from Donors 1,523,672  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) 0  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) 0  
Total source of funds   1,523,672
Transferred to Participating Organizations 0  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Administrative Agent Fee 15,237  
Direct Cost 0  
Bank Charges 0  
Total use of funds   15,237
Balance with Administrative Agent   1,508,435
As a percentage of deposits   99.0%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 0  
Total resources   0
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 0  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Total expenses     0
Balance with Participating Organizations   0
As a percentage of transfers   0%
Total Balance of Funds   1,508,435
As a percentage of deposits   99.0%
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Contacts

For Policy and Programme Issues

United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office, UNDP Country Office, "Skenderbej" Str. (Volkswagen Building), 2nd Floor, Tirana, Albania

Tel.: + 355 4 2250205; 4 2250224; 4 2250234;  Fax:  + 355 4 2250286; 4 2250 289

Website: www.un.org.al 

 

Administrative Agent Issues

Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office), Bureau of Management, United Nations Development Programme; Fax: +1 212 906 6990;

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