Toolkit for the Preparation, Implementation, Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation of Public Administration Reform and Sector Strategies

A well-functioning public administration is a prerequisite for transparent and effective democratic governance. It is the foundation for the functioning of the state, determining a government’s ability to provide public services and foster competitiveness and growth.Achieving the necessary standard of public administration requires reforms in many areas of both policy and administration. If reforms are […]

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Local Finances for Environmental Services

The implementation of the Administrative and Territorial Reform was accompanied by the delegation from the central government to the local government of specific functions in the field of environment protection; at the same time, with the expansion of municipalities’ territories and populations, the need for local public services related to the environment increased. These additional […]

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Development of the Manual and Training Delivery for Inventory and Ownership Transfer of Public Properties to Local Government Units

A manual and a training module for local government units in inventory and transfer of public properties was prepared and was put to use by several local government units. Within the context of Local Government Assistance Program in Albania, a USAID financed project, the Urban Research Institute prepared this Manual for the identification and inventory […]

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Training Delivery and Module Preparation for Local Government units on the Service of Public Procurements

The strategy for the Decentralization of Local Government is under full implementation in Albania. Its implementation requires other legislation to be produced, strengthen of central and local institutions and increase the capacities and service delivery effectiveness at the level of local government units. UNDP Local Governance Program funded corresponds with the momentum in which the […]

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Differential Waste Collection in two Currents and Waste Recycling

URI in cooperation with the Municipality of Lezha and with the financial support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Albania, has implemented the project “Participatory Plastic Cleaning and Waste Management in the Municipality of Lezha” as an attempt to help implement the National Strategy on Waste Management and assist in improving […]

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Civil Society Networks in Promoting Good Governance Principles

This publication is prepared by the Urban Research Institute in the framework of the OSCE Presence in Albania project “Strengthening the role of civil society in promoting good governance principles in the fight against corruption at the local government system and structures”, implemented at the Local Government Units of Kamëz, Laç, Përmet, Shijak and Çorovodë. […]

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Strategic Plan for Tourism Development of Qender Commune, Vlora

In January 2009, Qendër Commune was involved in the process of drafting the Strategic Plan for Tourism Development to define a clear vision for the future of the commune and to plan the action steps and necessary resources to achieve that vision. Drafting of the Strategic Plan for Tourism Development was accomplished through an open […]

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Comparative Study – Budget Management and Fiscal Capacity, Communes of Korça Region

This is study is part of a project for the budget analysis and financial management that was financed and implemented by the Swedish organizations SIDA and SIPU International for 9 pilot communes in Korca Region. The communes included in this project were: Proger, Qender-Bilisht, Bulgarec, Voskop, Voskopoje, Mollas, Liqenas, Hudenisht and Proptisht.This project offered technical […]

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