Tailoring Global MDG Water Supply and Sanitation Targets and Indicators to Local Conditions in ECA (Georgia, Tajikistan, Albania)

This situation is predominantly affected by high level of infrastructure deterioration whichoutcome is massive water losses and often accompanied with intrusion of wastewaters,therefore causing pollution of potable water. Investments needed in both water and sanitationfor the next 10 coming years for matching with EU standards are estimated at 150-170 MillionUS dollars, at least three times […]

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Laab Shesh (The Playground) – Creating Organic Spaces as a Koine between Countries

Tandem is an international exchange programme for cultural managers. Since its inception in 2011, Tandem has supported long-term collaborations, knowledge development and networking opportunities for more than 250 cultural managers from over 130 cities in 35 countries across the wider Europe. Tandem Shaml supports experimental collaborations between cultural change makers from Arab countries and from […]

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Sustainable Municipality Services – Solid Waste Management

URI will establish an integrated solid waste management system in several municipalities and potentially over several phases (mid and long terms ambitions) to cover the entire territory of Kosovo in accordance with local and national Waste Management Plan(s) and EU recycling targets (2020/2025). Pilot efforts shall combine implementation of various approaches and create the basis […]

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Local Governance and Civic Engagement in Rural Russia

Taking into consideration the successful implementation of Participatory Budgeting in Albania, URI was requested to work with the Urban Institute in Local Governance and Civil Engagement in a rural Russian Project, with support by WB/CAF and in close cooperation with the Russian NGO, Institute of Urban Economics.

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Earlier Projects (1999-2009)

Since 1999, when Urban Research Institute was created in Tirana, Albania, the organization has worked with a number of partners and donors to implement projects addressing diverse issues in the country, region and beyond. A list of the projects that URI has implemented during its first decade is attached below. List of projects

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