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. Investment Council has in its composition high level government officials, representatives from business associations and multilateral agencies.
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 Secretariat provides organisational, analytical and professional support to the IC members.
The Investment Council is not meant to replace the activity of any government ministry, agency or institution. Instead, it is designed to provide a platform for dialogue between the private sector and the authorities, with the ultimate aim of leveraging the private sector’s experience to enhance the content and prioritisation of policy reforms. The Investment Council also strengthens the private sector’s and civil society’s role in monitoring the effectiveness of the Government’s activity in the area of governance reform.
The Investment Council promotes good public and corporate governance, it improves the quality of the advice the government receives from the private sector, and it promotes more evidence-based advocacy. For this reason it is essential for this platform to remain transparent, independent, and inclusive.