STRONG MUNICIPALITIES – STRENGTHENING THE ROLE OF COUNCIL SECRETARY
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation (HSI) has been awarded by SDC the mandate to implement the “Strong Municipalities” (BF) program in Albania. After a territorial-administrative reform and a decentralization process implying for Albanian municipalities the management of bigger territories and enhanced functions, the project supports municipalities to enhance a citizen-oriented management to improve services. Technical support to administrations is combined with support for bottom-up participation and monitoring through municipal councils. The project also strengthens capacities of de-concentrated agencies at the regional level so that they contribute to the implementation of the decentralization policy of the central Government.