Support to the Government of Albania for implementing the EU Gender Equality acquis

Contract partner: UN WOMEN - Albania Country OfficeCountry: Albanien Funding amount: € 88.800,00Project start: 01.05.2015End: 31.10.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall goal is to support the Government of Albania (GoA) in implementing the EU Gender Equality Acquis. Main stakeholders are the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, the National Council for Gender Equality, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of European Integration. Activities focus on increasing the absorption capacity through coaching, training, guidance and advice; the use of gender statistics; and preparation of draft proposals for submission to the EU.

Direct beneficiaries are primarily government staff, incl. sector working groups, gender equality employees and EUD task managers. The total number of direct beneficiaries can be estimated to be 160 individuals. The Gender Facility seeks to influence two key reform initiatives, the Employment and Skills, and Public Administration reform priorities that are expected to impact on 700,000 citizens in the coming decade.

Expected results:

• 4 government strategies and respective action plans consistently reflect gender sensitivity

• 2 IPA fiches reflect alignment with EU directives on gender mainstreaming and equal opportunities

• 6 topic-specific gender recommendations and briefs provided to decision makers

• 2 events for exchanging best practice of implementing the EU gender equality agenda

• 1 gender training module provided to the EU Delegation

In a separate agreement, ADA will second an international Gender Specialist acting as Team Leader to coordinate, oversee and monitor all activities and to provide guidance such as:

• Support UN Women and GoA in the transposition and adoption of the EU Gender Equality Acquis in practice at central and municipal level

• Ensure gender mainstreaming in government sector strategies

• Liaise with GoA partners

• Coordinate with IPA II Project Preparation Facility and engage in donor coordination

• Communicate progress and coordinate with the EU Delegation

• Identify best practice in gender mainstreaming in sector reform.

project number8338-00/2015
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
modalityOther technical assistance
marker Gender: 2, Democracy: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.