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A middle-income country with a population of 3.4 million and GNP per capita of 870 US$, Albania joined the Bank and the International Development Association (IDA) in October 1991. Through determined adjustment efforts and substantial donor support, Albania managed to halt the economic collapse of the early transition years and to initiate a strong recovery that lasted until 1996. The country saw severe civil disorder in 1997 and again in 1998. Outbreak of the Kosovo crisis resulted in a tide of refugees into Albania - equivalent of nearly 15% of the population.

World Bank Country Brief on Albania



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