Albania Investment Council Main News, October – December 2023
Investment Council Proposes Recommendations for Improving Digital Public Services and Strengthening the Business Environment
6 October 2023
The reporting of progress and challenges in the implementation of the IC recommendations now constitutes a well-structured systemic function for the Secretariat. Compared to the end of 2022, there's been a 4.6% rise in fulfilled recommendations, reaching a current total of 48.6%, with 16.8% still in progress.
[NEW PUBLICATION] Technical Note: For Improving the Quality of Digital Public Services to Businesses
20 October 2023
The object of the analysis is to stimulate the debate on the quality of digitised public services with a focus on the private sector, highlighting progress and prioritising the main issues in three pillars:
- Assessment of administrative burden and corrupt practices
- Experiences with online platforms
- Assessment of specific elements of electronic service platforms
The issue was selected and voted on by the IC members at the beginning of 2023 and was also prioritised in the context of the promotion of the Digital Agenda. The primary goal was to promote transparency on the reform as part of the IC mission and to bring for discussion the views of the parties regarding the challenges that need to be addressed as regards the technical aspects of the improvement of the special services offered to the business, as well as the supporting framework of the reform.
[NEW PUBLICATION] Survey Findings: Business Perspectives on the Quality of Digital Public Services
20 October 2023
Has the adoption of digital public transformation improved the ease of doing business in the country, considering transparency, effectiveness, and responsibility of public entities towards the evolving demands of the private sector? The survey tackles a general assessment of online public services and the challenges faced by the private sector in utilising digital public services. The questionnaire was completed anonymously by 324 businesses.
Investment Council Initiates Consultation of the Economic Reform Programme (ERP), 2024-2026
15 December 2023
Investment Council increases the Number of Business Members
20 December 2023
Secretariat submits official suggestions regarding the draft ERP 2024-2026
26 December 2023
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ABOUT ALBANIA INVESTMENT COUNCIL
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 is supported by the Ministry of Finance and Economy, EBRD and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).