Advocacy for more rural budget allocation- study research

The project aims at organizing an informative and support research for a rural budget increase and a better management of funds used at the rural sector. Provide a set of recommendations to improve the budget design and implementation in the rural areas. Full Project Description

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Decentralization and Regional Development, Phase II

The main objective of the Project is to assist the Albanian Government to improve the service provision quality for the citizen by supporting the local government units in offering to citizen services of higher quality and lower cost in one side and on the other side, the increase of devolved competences to Regions from those […]

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Institutional Capacity Enhancement for a Reform of Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in Albania

By means of this project, the Urban Research Institute aims at improving the system of local government finance, the fiscal autonomy and predictability of revenues. Full Project Description

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Assessing the Implementation of the Decentralization Process in Albania

This project sought to increase the Elbasan’s local government’s capacity in accessing information for: The actual state of the services that the municipality offer. The public perception regarding these services. This information provided local government leaders with a better understanding of the current situation in Elbasan. The results of this study were valuable to be […]

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Albanian Decentralization Initiative

Establishment of a sound and stable democratic system in Albania requires a more efficient and accountable governance. It requires a broad involvement of the citizens in the decision making process and implementation of jointly decided development programs. Many of local government leaders in Albania acknowledge the contribution of participation. Many leaders take their position with […]

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Decentralization and Local Governance in Korça

The project consisted in supporting LGUs in the Korca “Qark” to develop and implement the economic development plan. The project included also the assistance for the Ministry of Local Governance, to develop the aspects and legal policies for the main functions of the “Qarks” Full Project Description

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Local Government Technical Assistance Project

The goal of the project was strengthening the link between citizens and local government by using different tools and techniques. Full Project Description

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Agenda for the Local Government Decentralization Reform

The empowerment of a Task Force, or the Group of Experts for Decentralization, a technical instrument of the Albanian Government, hired to design and implement the decentralization strategy. Full Project Description

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Albanian CSOs’ in the EU membership negotiation process

It is largely accepted and experienced that the Chapter 27 of the EU membership negotiations is among the most challenging ones, both on achieving standards of the environmental qualities and management and its financial burden. Water and waste management, nature and biodiversity protection and compliance to requirements for public information and participation into decision making […]

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