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Region:Asia Pacific Current UN Women Plan Period Afghanisthan:2018-2022
i-icon World Bank Income Classification:Low Income The World Bank classifies economies for analytical purposes into four income groups: low, lower-middle, upper-middle, and high income. For this purpose it uses gross national income (GNI) per capita data in U.S. dollars, converted from local currency using the World Bank Atlas method, which is applied to smooth exchange rate fluctuations. i-icon Least Developed Country:Yes Since 1971, the United Nations has recognized LDCs as a category of States that are deemed highly disadvantaged in their development process, for structural, historical and also geographical reasons. Three criteria are used: per capita income, human assets, and economic vulnerability. i-icon Gender Inequality Index:0.575 GII is a composite metric of gender inequality using three dimensions: reproductive health, empowerment and the labour market. A low GII value indicates low inequality between women and men, and vice-versa. i-icon Gender Development Index:0.723 GDI measures gender inequalities in achievement in three basic dimensions of human development: health, education, and command over economic resources.
i-icon Population:209,497,025 Source of population data: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2022). World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision Male:19,976,265 (9.5%) Female:189,520,760 (90.5%)
Map Summary
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6 Outcome and Organizational Results
$2.89 M Planned Budget
$2.56 M Actual Budget
$330.72 K Shortfall

Where the money goes in 2022


Financial flows in 2022 towards impact areas and systemic outcomes

Find out where UN Women's resources come from, where they go and how they are changing the lives of women and girls.
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Find out where UN Women's resources come from, where they go and how they are changing the lives of women and girls.

Budget sources Where resources
come from
Recipient regions Where resources go Impact areas What resources are
spent on
Systemic outcomes Which results are

About our work

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Since 2007, UN Women is present in Albania and supports national partners in the areas of Ending Violence Against Women, Gender-responsive Planning and Budgeting, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Women’s Political Participation and Women, Peace and Security. UN Women builds on its strengths to tackle the structural causes of gender inequality, and to address persisting discriminatory practices. In a country where socio-economic disparities in gender, ethnicity, age, geographic areas and places of residence are persisting, the new SN will maintain a strong Leaving No One Behind focus to ensure that its interventions reach women and girls at greatest risk. The Entity brings unique positioning: 1) support the translation of international norms and standards and the EU gender equality acquis into national policies and legislation; 2) influence gender responsive governance systems and sustainable financing for gender equality; 3) promote a strong feminist agenda to transform social norms, challenge gender stereotypes, and ending violence against women; 4) introduce a gender lens across sectoral areas, and nurture synergies among its programme and partners.

UN Women Albania works closely with the government, public oversight bodies, civil society organisations (CSOs) and other UN agencies.  Only in 2021, the office partnered with 16 organisations and delivered almost half of its programme budget through CSOs and UN joint programs. Significant progress was achieved on GRB[1], and on women in leadership and decision-making[2]. Pending challenges include investments for implementation of laws and policies, strengthening of accountability and monitoring mechanisms to ensure the achievement of all gender-related SDG targets and other international commitments.   

[1] 9% of 2021 total planned annual budget VS. 1% in 2015.

[2] 35% MPs, 70% Ministers.

Key documents

Albania Strategic Note brochure
Disclaimer and notes
Revenue recognition per management accounts reporting (as per Revenue Management Policy). 2022 figures are preliminary, pending final audit.
Resources shown are only allocated towards development work.
The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.
References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).