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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) organized today a conference on introducing a mobile payments platform in Albania to enhance financial inclusion.  The conference focused on the introduction of a universal mobile money payment platform in Albania, in particular on the opportunities that this technology would bring in the Albanian market.  The conference also highlighted obstacles that will need to be addressed for it to be successful.

The event brought together key stakeholders in the payments industry including banks, non-bank financial institutions, mobile network operators, government representatives, public utility companies, and regulators.  Financial Services Volunteer Corps experts provided valuable insight on the latest global developments in the mobile payment technology as well as an evaluation of the implementation possibilities from the Albanian perspective.  Following presentations, open discussions provided an opportunity for all stakeholders to share their views on the topic.

USAID, Albania, rule of law, corruption
Friday, June 25, 2010 - 10:45am

TIRANA, JUNE 25, 2010     Today, USAID’s Rule of Law Program presented the performance and results of its three year, $5.1 million program to improve performance and accountability of ten pilot courts in Albania as well as strengthening oversight institutions like the High Inspectorate for Declarations and Audit of Assets (HIDAA).  Minister of Justice, Bujar Nishani, Deputy Chairman of the High Council of Justice, Kreshnik Spahiu, Inspector General of HIDAA, Adriatik Llala, USAID Program Officer, Sean Huff, and Chief Judge of the Durres District Court, Ervin Metalla, delivered remarks at th

USAID, Albania, access to finance, business development
Friday, June 25, 2010 (All day)

TIRANA, JUNE 25, 2010     Entrepreneurs and representatives of five banking and non-banking institutions met today in Tirana to share information on financial resources available for businesses to invest in new technologies and expand their operations. The event, supported by USAID’s Rritje Albania program and Regional Development Agencies (RDA), is the final of a series on business roundtables held over the past three months in Elbasan, Gjirokaster, Kukes, Pogradec and Vlora to raise awareness in Albania’s business community about new financing opportunities.

USAID, Albania, Business to Business, cooperation,cross-border, regional, market, trade, investment, opportunities
Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 8:45am

TIRANA, MAY 22, 2010     USAID co-sponsored the 4th Regional CEED Conference and B2B Meetings with Albanian Businesses held this week in Tirana.

USAID Albania, IDRA, Corruption Survey, Ambassador Withers
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 9:00am

Tirana, May 05, 2010     Today, USAID released its sixth annual public opinion survey.  The survey - conducted by IDRA with the support of USAID  - tracks the perceptions of ordinary citizens, public officials, and judges regarding corruption in Albania, as well as their experience with corruption.  Below you will find a summary of findings:

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS CORRUPTION IN ALBANIA: PERCEPTIONS AND EXPERIENCE 2010

USAID, Albania, agriculture, Agriculture University of Tirana, technology transfer
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 9:00am

Fushe Kruja, May 5, 2010     Specialists from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection’s agriculture technology transfer centers (TTCs), researchers from the Agriculture University of Tirana, productivity specialists from USAID’s Albanian Agriculture Competitive Project and representatives of private farmers/producers associations met today in Fushe Kruja to discuss ways of helping Albanian products and farmers to become more competitive.

USAID’s Mission Director, Mr. Joseph C Williams, spoke at the opening of the event.

USAID, Albania, Montenegro, MCC, QKR, QKL, business registration and licensing
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 9:15am

TIRANA, APRIL 28, 2010     Today, the Directors of National Licensing Center (NLC) and the National Registration Center (NRC), Eneida Guria and Tomi Kola, provided a tour of the one-stop-shop business centers for Montenegrin government officials visiting Albania this week.

USAID, Albania, C-Change, Family Planning, modern contraceptives, Demographic Health Survey
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 9:15am

TIRANA, APRIL 27, 2010      USAID’s family planning program launched today its second mass-media campaign aimed at increasing the use of modern contraceptives in Albania to prevent unplanned pregnancies. The month-long campaign will be broadcast nationally on television and radio and featured in print ads in major Albanian newspapers.

The event was attended by USAID/Albania’s Mission Director, Joe Williams, and the Minister of Health, Petrit Vasili.

USAID, Albania, Fier, local governance, LGPA
Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 10:15am

FIER, APRIL 22, 2010     Under the slogan "Give a Hand for a Clean City" and in recognition of the International Earth Day celebration, today, dozens of citizens, civil society organizations, businesses, and students took part in the first citywide clean-up in Fier. 

USAID, Albania, ACIT, foreign trade, economic growth, Albanian economy
Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 10:15am

 

TIRANA, APRIL 15, 2010     “Although Albania’s trade deficit did not increase last year, the decrease in the overall exports from Albania underlines the urgent need to improve the competitiveness of Albanian products in domestic and foreign markets,” said USAID/Albania Mission Director, Joseph C. Williams, at an economic policy roundtable held today in Tirana.

The Minister of Economy, Trade, and Energy, Mr. Dritan Prifti, also delivered remarks on the challenges facing trade in Albania.

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