KfW primarily supports projects in the energy sector (energy efficiency and renewable energy) and in municipal infrastructure (water, wastewater, waste disposal). A third focal area is sustainable economic development (promoting employment and vocational training).
At the outset, the main focus was on tackling poverty.
KfW supports the energy sector in several areas. It invests in the expansion of high-voltage networks. In 2011, Albania was connected to the European high-voltage network from Tirana to Podgorica in Montenegro by means of a transmission line. A second connection between Albania and Kosovo is still under construction. Furthermore, Albania, supported by KfW, is able to finance transmission and distribution stations, improve the security of hydropower dams and also improve the energy efficiency of public buildings.