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 required from the MSLI. URI will make use of the ‘problem tree’ for assessing of the short-term problems and priorities in each of the municipalities. The development comparative advantages of each area will be assessed and translated into priorities that would be enlighten in the final document, the LDOP, after a series of forums and focus groups with the local stakeholders.