The Centre for Economic
and Social Studies (CESS) in Tirana, Albania, was established
in 1995 as a non-governmental, politically-unaffiliated organisation,
dedicated to the study of economic and social problems in Albania.
It has already undertaken research on
agricultural development and
migration in the Balkans, and emigration of the intellectual
elite from Albania. CESS is able to draw on research resources
from the Albanian Academy of Sciences and Tirana University,
as well as its own offices in five major regional centres within
CESS role in the DRC Following a focus on DFID priority countries in 2008-09, CESS is not currently actively participating in DRC research, but it is still partnering on number of other projects.
CESS has been closely involved in establishing the DRC and deciding its research themes. CESS has worked on the following DRC research projects: