Today, Prime Minister Sali Berisha, the Head of the EU Delegation of Albania, Ambassador Ettore Sequi, and USAID/Albania Mission Director, Jim Barnhart, delivered remarks at the opening of an international conference on the independence of financial regulators .
TIRANA, OCTOBER 31, 2012 Today, Prime Minister Sali Berisha, the Head of the EU Delegation of Albania, Ambassador Ettore Sequi, and USAID/Albania Mission Director, Jim Barnhart, delivered remarks at the opening of an international conference on the independence of financial regulators . The purpose of the conference was to discuss growing evidence that independent regulators make regulations more effective and lead to smoother and more efficient operations of the market. International finance experts from EU and Balkan countries participated in panel discussions and presented case stu
KORCA, OCTOBER 13, 2012 USAID/Albania Mission Director, Mr. Jim Barnhart, Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Genc Ruli, delivered remarks today at the Korca Apple Festival held in Mançurisht village in Proger. The festival is organized by USAID’s Albanian Agriculture Competitiveness (AAC) program in collaboration with the Korça’s Regional Directorate of Agriculture. The event aims to promote apple as a produce-mark of the Korça region.
TIRANA, OCTOBER 10, 2012 The Minister of Innovation and ICT, Mr. Genc Pollo, the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Henry Jardine, the Chairman of the AADF, Mr. Michael Granoff, and representatives from Microsoft and Albtelecom delivered congratulatory remarks at the opening ceremony today for the PROTIK ICT Resource center. PROTIK was created as a public-private initiative with the cooperation of the Government of Albania, USAID, the Albanian-American Development Foundation (AADF), Microsoft Albania, Cisco, and Albtelecom.
TIRANA, OCTOBER 4, 2012 Today, the USAID Planning and Local Governance Project in Albania (PLGP) held the Conference on Fiscal Decentralization. Working both at the national policy level and at the local level, the USAID project aims to promote an inclusive dialogue and help build a bipartisan consensus on issues of strategic importance to local governments. U.S. Ambassador Alexander Arvizu, Prime Minister Sali Berisha, and President of the Albanian Association of Municipalities and Mayor of Tirana, Lulzim Basha, delivered remarks.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 Today the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the USAID’s Enabling Equitable Health Reforms project, organized a round table with the Health Reform Implementation Support Group to present successful hospital management improvement initiatives implemented in three pilot hospitals in Albania. Minister of Health Mr. Vangjel Tavo, chairman of the Group, and the USAID Mission Director, Mr. Jim Barnhart, delivered remarks at the opening of the meeting.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 The Agriculture University of Tirana (AUT) awarded today Dr. Catherine Chan-Halbrendt, Chair of the Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Management, from the University of Hawaii, the title of ‘Honoris Causa,’ the highest award in academia, for her work in support the school’s Faculty of Economy and Agribusiness.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 On Thursday, USAID, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports, and the Albanian Tourism Association (ATA) awarded gold, silver, and bronze Authentic Albania Quality Mark Awards to the seven tourism businesses participating in the USG-funded program – Albania’s first initiative to rate accommodation facilities. Since the program began in 2011, 56 hotels have become paying members of the ATA, requested an assessment of their businesses, and been awarded the Quality Mark. The program helps entrepreneurs set quality hotel standards that, in turn, furthers buil
Through the Development Credit Authority (DCA), USAID is increasing access to credit for agriculture and agribusinesses in Albania. Through a $15 million agriculture loan agreement between USAID and two local banks, ProCredit and Banka Kombetare Tregtare (BKT), Albanian farmers and small and medium agricultural enterprises (SMEs) will be able to access credit more easily.
Last updated: January 26, 2015