Improving local services with the participation of qualified observers

This project implemented in the municipality served not only to improve the method of budgeting with the participation of citizens, but of all the analytical documentation of actual quality assessment and clearing roads to every village, stating the basis of the outcome indicators that will help staff for setting clear objectives during the budgeting process […]

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Participatory Plastic Clean Up and Waste Management in Lezha

This initiative started with the BELLS movement for awareness and advocacy on environmental issues and was followed by the project titled ‘Participatory Plastic Waste Cleaning and Waste Management in Lezha Municipality’ funded by the Embassy of the Netherlands and implemented by the Urban Research Institute and the Municipality. After the initial stage was set successfully, […]

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Participatory Capital Investment Program in Kavaja

The Capital Investment Planning document contains a list of projects selected by the Citizens Committee for a period of 3-5 years, including: 1. Short description of each project, 2. The total project cost and cost of financing for each year and for each stage (draft, tender, construction, etc.), 3. Urban and picture presentation of the […]

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Participatory Budgeting and Monitoring in Korca and Pogradec

The project aimed at strengthening community participation in governance and civil society, through their involvement in all stages of the budget cycle that is related to: identification of investment according to local needs, assessing the capacity to support the projects, preparation of budget proposal in Municipality Council, overseeing the procession of the adoption of the […]

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Participatory Urban Planning of Orikum City

Participatory Urban Planning (PUP) in Orikum, is designed with the objective to improve local governance and accountability in Orikum municipality by (i) building the capacity of local government officials and civic groups to engage in consultations that are focused and goal-oriented towards solving community problems; and, (ii) on a pilot basis, introducing short and long […]

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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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Improving Financial Management for the Partner Units of Intercooperation

Since 2000 there are a lot of reforms undertaken in Albania in public finance field. Transformation from a system where the local functions were not clear and most of the funds were secured through conditional grants that were quite under control, to a decentralized system where the local functions are more clear and local units […]

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Designing a PPP Strategy for Korca Municipality

This project helped improve Korça’s local government’s delivery of services and increase the citizens’ welfare. The City of Korca aimed to achieve this through the improvement of housing conditions for families in need by properly using municipal local assets whose ownership was transferred from the state to the city, through developing a successful PPP. Factsheet

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Participatory Budgeting in Albania

Participatory Budgeting Pilot (PBP) in Albania, was designed with the objective to improve local governance and accountability in Albania by: 1. building the capacity of local government officials and civic groups to engage in consultations that are focused and goal-oriented towards solving community problems; and 2. on a pilot basis, introducing short and long term […]

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