Technical Assistance to the Consultative Council between Central and Local Government

The objective of this project was to support the actors of the Consultative Council between central and local governments in Albania to increase its efficiency and effectiveness, enhancing the Consultative Council’s contribution to the advancement of the decentralization agenda of Albania.This project contributed to the improvement of the organization and functioning of the Consultative Council […]

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Support to the Municipality of Shijak and Kukës for the Elaboration of Fiscal Packages, Annual Budget and Medium-term Budget Program

After their official creation in September 2015, the 61 municipalities of Albania had to design for the first time the local budget based on a three-year program of implementation of municipal functions, including for the first time also the new territory under administration after the Territorial and Administration Reform. URI provided technical assistance to the […]

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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 […]

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Matrix of Competencies of Local Self-Government

The latest decentralization reform in the country started with law 139/2015 “On Local Self-government” and law 68/2017 “On local self-government finance” and should continue with the analysis of sectorial laws in order to help harmonize the distribution of authority in the two levels of governance for each area of the functions of local self-governance.The two […]

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Support to dldp Centre of Competence in PFM for the Elaboration of Fiscal Package, Annual Budget and Medium-term Budget Programme 2019-2021

The objective of the project is to assist pre-selected LGUs in the elaboration of the medium term budget program based on their strategic planning documents, along with the preparation of the annual budget, fiscal package and FPT. Factsheet

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Support to the Municipality of Kukës for the elaboration of Fiscal Package, Annual Budget and Medium Term Budget Program

The objective of the project is to assist Kukës Municipality in the elaboration of the medium term budget program based on the strategic planning documents, along with the preparation of the annual budget and the fiscal package. Factsheet

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Elaboration of Local Development Operational Plans for newly established Local Government Units in Albania

The Urban Research Institute is focused on a cluster of four municipalities, located in the southeastern part of Albania: Maliq, Devoll, Kolonjë and Pustec. URI will analyze the existing strategic planning documents on the four municipalities, starting the preparation of the diagnosis of the socio-economic development situation of the areas, in compliance with the structure […]

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Functional Area Program Malësi e Madhe

The purpose of the Functional Area Program (FAP) is to assist the local governmental units to be merged into the functional area Malësi e Madhe in the preparation of a strategic development concept for the whole area. This document is to the benefit of the future local government for the purpose of further improving the […]

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Advocacy for more rural budget allocation- study research

Albania has a huge potential to develop of a modern and competitive agriculture sector, provided the right policy environment and state support encourages private investments in the sector. This project aimed to analyze the current situation through a country-wide research study, which looked at legal frameworks, historical and recent data on the development of the […]

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