Addressing the Problem of Undeclared Work in the Construction Sector through Social Partnership in Albania

The ILO SRO in Budapest, Hungary in consultation with the ILO Office in Tirana, Albania retained the independent consultant Mr. Qemal Balliu, to provide a study research for the informal economy and particularly for the informal employment in the construction sector in the country. The study research was three-fold: 1) to examine the recent literature and legislation about the undeclared work in the country, its implication in the economy, actual role of the ILO constituents to tackle the issue through proven mechanisms of social dialogue developed on different levels, 2) organise meetings and interviews with the main actors to the issue namely relevant governmental institution’s representatives, employees’ representatives and employers’ representatives and 3) undertake a survey covering five regions of the country where the construction sector is most dynamic.