The Governance program analyses policy issues, government institutions and processes, and governance challenges. It focuses on the examination of the five basic principles of good governance identified by the EU White Paper on Governance: openness, participation, accountability, effectiveness and coherence. Corruption, which is largely considered as the root cause of Albania’s problems is often caused by governance failures. The governance program contributes to tackling corruption by promoting improved and sustainable governance. It identifies issues and problems and proposes recommendations aimed at improving government performance, informing public debate and providing policymakers with expert analysis and ideas to ensure better governance.