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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Strong Municipalities

The Albanian Government seeks to improve local public services through decentralisation. The recent territorial reform allows municipalities to take advantage of possible economies of scale. While improvements haveoccurred, the rhythm has been relatively slow, bringing very limited improvements at the national level. One of the reasons for slow improvement is the overlapping of roles and […]

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Improving environmental service delivery through “Trained Observer Ratings”

The Urban Research Institute has drafted this Guide, in close collaboration with the civil society organization: Tjetër Vizion, Qendra për Zhvillim Komunitar ‘Sot për të Ardhmen’, AULEDA – Agjencia e Zhvillimit Ekonomik Lokal Vlorë, Fondacioni Gjirokastra, “Unë, Gruaja” and “Instituti për Politika Publike dhe Ndryshim Social” as part of the project: Improving environmental service delivery […]

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EVALUATION OF THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, FLC OFFICE ALBANIA

Download: Evaluation of the Technical Assistance, FLC Office Albania

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“Local Governance Mapping”

STAR2 project is developed in continuity of the results of its predecessor STAR as well as in complementarity with the assistance of various partners for strengthening the institutional and administrative capacities at local level. In full account of these considerations, STAR2 project will have a national coverage and benefit all 61 LGUs, with its assistance […]

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Strengthening rule of law,awareness and legal advice for registration of property rights in Pogradec District

Pogradec is a city in southeastern Albania, situated on the shores of Ohrid Lake, with a population of around 70,000 inhabitants and one of the most touristic attractions in the country. Although more than 60 % of some 4 million that makes the estimated total of immovable property titles have been already registered, the process […]

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Organization of the public events to increase participation of civil society in support of Territorial Administrative Reform

URI through UNDP has organised and led 12 public consultations in four regions of the country – Korca, Elbasan, Tirana and Durres, to discuss the two options to configure the mapping of Albania (with 39 or 49 Functional Area) approved by the special committee parliament in the framework of territorial administrative reform, in view of […]

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“Strengthening the Role of Civil Society in Promoting Good Governance Principles in the Fight against Corruption in Local Government Structures and Systems”

This project was focused on strengthening CSO capacities in five small towns (Kamza, Shijak, Çorovodë, Përmet and Laç) to play an active role in advocating for the adoption of Good Governance principles by local government. It also encouraged CSO monitoring of government activities to reduce corruption via more transparent processes, and to influence the culture […]

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