“Public-private dialogue can take various forms. However, in order to have systemic impact, such dialogue needs an established, trusted platform. That platform should be a forum for regular meetings between the authorities and the business community, one at which businesses can air their concerns and the government can respond in a credible way.”
Sir Suma Chakrabarti, EBRD’s President – London, 2 March 2017
“Today, the main challenge of our country is related to attracting foreign investments and the Investment Council, through the continuous communication with the business, has contributed in the improvement of the business and investment climate in the country, for the purpose of removing the barriers that impede the entrepreneurship to develop.”
Ms Milva Ekonomi, Minister of Economic Development – London, 2 March 2017
“The Investment Council will serve as a bridge between the business community and the government and will become a catalyst, helping to create the right business environment for investments.”
H.E. Mr. Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania – Tirana, 15 April 2015
“This is a landmark moment in our cooperation with the EBRD. Creating the right investment conditions is a critical task and we are confident that we will make further progress through the work of the Investment Council. We are convinced that strengthening the investment climate and enhancing governance will increase Albania’s attractiveness to investors”
Mr Arben Ahmetaj, Former Minister of Economic Development of Albania (2013-2015) – Tirana, 15 April 2015
“This step shows the Albanian authorities’ strong commitment to the reform agenda. We are pleased to see our Investment Climate and Governance Initiative deliver results as economic growth can be re-energised only through the process of change and adoption of market-friendly reforms.”
Mr Alan Rousso, Former EBRD Managing Director for External Relations and Partnerships – Tirana, 15 April 2015
Investment Council is a platform set up by the Albanian authorities with support from the EBRD to intensify the dialogue between the government and the private sector, improve the business climate and promote good governance. The work of the Council is supported by a Secretariat, an independent body of professionals selected and contracted by the EBRD to directly engage with the business community. The initial funding for the Secretariat was provided by Italy (period 2015-2018), while current funding (2019-2021) is being provided by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
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