Third Sector, Social Enterprises and Local Authorities in a EU Candidate Country. The Case of Albania

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Adam Asmundo

University of Palermo - d/SEAS

Date Written: June 1, 2013

Abstract

The paper is based on evidence offered by survey data collected through a structured questionnaire in a long range survey launched in July 2012 by the Steering Group of ASE Forum. The aim of the study was to reveal the trend, status, profile, features and the role of potentials enterprises in Albania in supporting welfare and wellbeing in synergy with the local authorities.

After an appropriate methodological introduction, the paper reports main statistical evidence concerning the Third sector in Albania and the direct survey outcomes about the features and the activity of the organizations interviewed.

Conclusions will be driven by data analysis and will be focused on the needs, limits and obstacles to the development of the potential social enterprises in the country, in order to identify the best institutional and financial measures suitable to support the development of social entrepreneurship.

Keywords: Third sector, Welfare, Local government, Inequality, Economic Development

JEL Classification: I38, H79, I14, I15, I25

Suggested Citation

Asmundo, Adam, Third Sector, Social Enterprises and Local Authorities in a EU Candidate Country. The Case of Albania (June 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2497950 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2497950

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