UN Albania run the kick-off meeting for the process of drafting the first Integrated National Financing Framework. It aims to inform national and international partners of the building blocks of the drafting process, outlining the linkages between INFF and other national policy documents, and the efforts needed for governing and coordinating the process.
Albania is strongly committed to the 2030 Agenda but faces challenges in meeting sustainable development targets. At times, efforts to estimate the costs for meeting the 2030 Agenda have been imperfect. Led by UNDP and jointly implemented with UNICEF, ILO, UN Women and UNFPA, it is part of the Programme 'Strategic Policy Options for SDG Financing', funded by Joint SDG Fund.
Working in partnership with the Government of Albania, the Programme seeks to expand the institutional capacities at the national and local level for developing feasible solutions and identifying fiscal space to progressively increase SDG-related spending in Albania and integrate these in the national budgetary framework.
One of the key programme components is the development of the first Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) for Albania. The INFF is a new planning and delivery tool for financing sustainable development at the national level. The INFF serves to map the full range of financing sources – public and private, domestic and international – as well as the non-financial means of implementation that are available, thus laying out a financing strategy for raising resources, managing risks, and achieving sustainable development priorities.