Infographics: New law on "Local Government Finance" in Albania with a specific focus on gender equality

Date: 15 September 2017

In May 2017, the Government of Albania introduced a new law on “Local Government Finance” with a specific focus on advancing gender equality in national and local budgeting and policy making.

On 15 September, more than 100 high level officials from municipalities, including mayors and deputy mayors, came together to discuss how the new law will influence local budgets and policies.

The new law will enable the allocation of adequate public financing for gender equality, including the adoption of gender-responsive budgets that channel adequate resources to both women and men. UN Women Albania supported the Ministry of Finance in the development of the new law as part of the Regional Gender-responsive Budgeting Programme, funded by Austrian Development Cooperation.

Local financing in Albania