Albania has not managed during the years, despite many reforms, to move from a laggard position among its income and regional peers. Its moderate numbers of e-citizens and freedom of the press do not manage to create sufficient normative constraints to corruption in a country where resources for corruption, in the form of domestic and external development funds remain high. Despite many reforms on paper, progress even on simple issues like administrative simplification or fiscal transparency remain insufficient. There has been no political will so far to create a judiciary which is autonomous from political influence.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years