• RisiAlbania – Partner for Growth
  • September 2017 - ongoing

Consultancy Services for “Research on IT Potential Entry Points”

The subject of this project, will be the identification of potential entry points in IT Software and Services subsector including areas of interventions, potential partners, and business models as specified below.

  • Business services for the private sector such as quality standards, marketing and promotion, skill development etc.
    Regulatory framework to identify favorable policies and regulations that could stimulate the growth of ICT sector.
  • Public and private sector collaboration and coordination in ICT sector in addressing barriers to private sector growth and in increasing promotion of Albania as an IT outsourcing destination.
  • Investment in ICT and how Albanian diaspora can be attracted to invest in ICT sector in Albania.
  • Potential linkages between IT subsector and other sectors in domestic market such as BPO sector, tourism, agribusiness, e-commerce retailing, and how to strengthen them.
  • Young women’s participation in the ICT sector; identify possible entry points to incentivize more young women to join the ICT workforce.

Project Unit: RisiAlbania – Partner for Growth

Funded by: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC

Implemented by: HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and Partners Albania


The objective of this mission is to support the RisiAlbania team in designing new interventions in the subsectors of IT software and services. Specifically, the key objectives are to: • Analyze and assess the key constraints and root causes in the IT subsector that inhibit the subsectors’ growth potential (with emphasis on analyzing and assessing constraints in the policy and regulatory framework; private sector investment; linkages with other sectors (such as BPO, tourism, agriculture, etc.); fostering diaspora engagement; and factors limiting greater private and public sector collaboration). • Identify private sector actors, training providers, business associations, etc. with ideas for introducing new business services in IT sector on a commercial basis or regulatory changes that Risi could support and partner with; identify strengths and weaknesses as well as incentives in introducing these business services. • Identify opportunities/business models to encourage more young women to enter the ICT workforce. • Under the guidance of and close collaboration with Risi IM, develop at least 3 concept notes for the potential entry points based on the MSD approach, including a business model and strategy for each intervention.