Sustainable public policy for Albania.

Who Are We

The Observatory is a non-profit organisation that aims to understand,
evaluate and encourage new approaches to address society’s complex problems by empowering public policy decision-making with new insights, knowledge, tool s and connections to help policy makers achieve maximum positive public impact.

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Our Vision

The development of public policy in Albania has failed to take into account the Albanian context of these reforms. Various public policies have been drafted for Albania over the last several decades, mostly based on examples borrowed from other countries, but these have failed to meet their expectations in terms of impact.

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Our Approach

We rely on the data: We start with the data collection. We do independent research, analyze the risks and access the political, social-cultural and technological contexts. We identify possible concerns to be addressed based on principles of thinking ahead, thinking again and thinking across.

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Our Objectives

The direct goal of improving and updating government administrators’ knowledge of public policies, new technologies, management and reform of the state administration. Producing information and knowledge through studies that guide the analysis of and policy decisions on human resources in the country.

Fairness and Transparency

Fairly assessing and making public policies transparent and understandable for the wide public; public communication of their results; civic and professional involvement in public debates.

Strategic Challenge

Adopting and re-orienting public policies based on world-known best scenarios. Assessing and improving key knowledge sectors, environmental assessment and partnership identification within these policies.

Operational Challenge

Clarifying expected objectives and outcomes, tracking and partially or fully assessing the different phases of their implementation, adaptation to changes and evolutions in sectors where these policies apply.

Legitimacy

Underlying support for a policy and the attempts to achieve it. For an initiative to have legitimacy, there needs to be public confidence behind it and in the institutions involved, stakeholder engagement in the policy-making process and the necessary political commitment backing the policy.

Policy Design

The design quality of policies intended to achieve impact. For an initiative to be a well-designed policy, it needs to have clear objectives, take into consideration suitable evidence, as well as have feasibility to ensure that there are no legal, human resources or financial barriers that would affect impact.

Dynamic Action

Translation of policies into effective action. Appropriate management and measurement mechanisms need to be in place to ensure progress is made, as well as an alignment of interests of those actors required to make change happen. Dynamism requires knowledge renewal, effective and rapid execution, as well as continuous engagement.