From 11 to 15 February the Presence conducted a gap analysis in the drugs laboratory of the Police Forensic Institute through two external experts. The purpose of the gap analysis was to assess the current position in the drugs laboratory and to identify the changes required to achieve the objective for the Forensic Institute to get accreditation according to recognized international standards. The experts conducted meetings with relevant actors and individual interviews with each of the Albanian experts working in the drugs laboratory. They assessed all stages of the process, starting from packing, reception, and examination of items, as well as the interpretation of results and reporting. Based on their analysis, the experts identified areas of concern impacting the health and safety of the laboratory staff, as well as lack of capacity to cope with the increased workload of the laboratory, and provided the Forensic Institute with relevant recommendations.