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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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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Assessing the Implementation of the Decentralization Process in Albania

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

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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.” Factsheet

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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 have occurred, 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 […]

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Evaluation of the Technical Assistance – First Level Control Offices

The IPA Adriatic CBC Programme has established a single Control System organized in eight First Level Control Offices (FLCO), one in each Participating Country. Each National office is responsible for verifying the legality and regularity of expenditures reported on progress reports by each final beneficiary established in the respective participating country. First Level Control Offices are set up within […]

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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 biggest tourist attractions in the country. Although more than 60% of some 4 million that makes the estimated total of immovable property titles have already been registered, the process of […]

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Organization of Public Events to Increase the 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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