The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has provided support to the Albanian energy sector since 1992, through grant funded infrastructure and technical assistance. SECO asked DHInfrastructure to help plan its activities in the sector going forward, from 2018 to 2021. They asked specifically for an elaboration of specific areas of possible intervention, project opportunities, and potential performance monitoring indicators that would contribute towards the further development of Albania’s energy sector.
DHInfrastructure led a scoping mission to Tirana to interview Government, private sector, and donor stakeholders. The goal of the scoping mission was to identify the key challenges facing the Albanian energy sector, understand ongoing and planned interventions by donors and government. Based on the mission's findings, DHInfrastructure identified and elaborated on potential project opportunities for Swiss cooperation in the 2018-2021 planning period.