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Five men and a woman deliver remarks
April 9, 2014

The improvement of court efficiency brought together today a high level meeting of justice sector stakeholders at the Ministry of Justice, organized with the support of the USAID’s JuST project and the OSCE Presence in Albania.

In the focus of discussions was the experience of the Kruja District Court which is implementing since February active case management practices for avoiding unproductive hearings, wasted time and unnecessary delays which are not an uncommon experience in the Albanian judiciary. This pilot project entitled: “For Justice Without Delays” relies on better pretrial preparation and more attention to the principle that every court hearing should be a meaningful one. It includes specific targets for the Kruja District Court, such as reducing the number of court sessions from 14 to 4 in complex civil cases, and from almost 9 to 3 for criminal cases. The Kruja District Court initiative is strongly supported by the High Council of Justice and the Ministry of Justice. OSCE and USAID support includes help with process design, data collection and analysis, and information dissemination.

A man speaks at a conference table
March 13, 2014

Deputy Prime Minister, Niko Peleshi, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Henry Jardine, the Head of Recycling Association, Mr.

A man with a microphone delivers remarks on a stage
March 12, 2014

Creative Business Solutions (CBS) in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the AgroCapital program-aimed to strengthen access to capital for Albanian agribusinesses, today in a roundtable meeting in Tirana. The event was kicked off by Albanian Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Edmond Panariti and USAID’s Country Director Mr. David Cowles with opening speeches.

Two men unveil commemorative plaque at a hospital
February 4, 2014

Today U.S. Ambassador Alexander Arvizu and Prime Minister Edi Rama inaugurated renovations financed by USAID at the Regional Hospital in Lezha.  The Ambassador, Prime Minister, and Minister of Health, Ilir Beqaj, cut the ceremonial ribbon and unveiled memorial plaques recognizing USAID assistance to the hospital and then toured the hospital to view other USG investments.  The Regional Hospital of Lezha is one of three “pilot” hospitals that USAID has been working with on adopting better hospital management systems.

A man delivers remarks at a table
January 16, 2014

Today USAID and a local NGO, Assist Impact, in partnership with the School of Magistrates, announced the launch of the “Manual on the Albanian Insolvency Law” to support business development in Albania.  USAID/Albania Mission Director, Jim Barnhart, and Assist Impact’s Deputy Director, Bruna Stamo, and the Head of the Magistrates School, Neshat Fana, delivered remarks at a ceremony held at the Magistrate’s School. 

USAID's Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Europe and Eurasia, Paige Alexander, delivers remarks
September 26, 2013

Today, USAID/Albania delivered to Albania’s Central Inspectorate (CI) 260 Portable Inspection Kits that consist of laptop computers and portable scanners and printers for inspectors to use in the field for efficient, on-line, real-time inspections. Government inspections are vital for ensuring regulations that safeguard human health, safety, and the environment are properly functioning. 

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Last updated: December 04, 2014

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