TIRANA, OCTOBER 21, 2010 USAID’s Local Governance Program in Albania (LGPA) released a study on “Immovable Property Tax – an Innovative Instrument for Increasing Local Revenues” during a roundtable discussion organized with representatives from local government units, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Interior, the Immovable Property Registration Office, and other stakeholders. The research and policy study was prepared by urban finance experts from Co-PLAN, with support by USAID and the Open Society Institute’s “Influence on Policymaking” project.
TIRANA, OCTOBER 15, 2010 The Albanian Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo, in collaboration with Health Ministries of both countries, held an international conference today to address challenges in managing health care systems in the region. Organized with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the conference took place at the Albanian Academy of Sciences.
TIRANA, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 USAID’s Local Governance Program in Albania (LGPA), in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and the Urban Research Institute (URI), held a roundtable today with representatives from local government units, line ministries, and other interested stakeholders to present a new manual to help cities manage local assets.
TIRANA, SEPTEMBER 26, 2010 USAID’s two maternal and child health programs have partnered with Albania’s Institute of Public Health to raise awareness of using modern contraception to mark World Contraception Day on September 26, 2010.
USAID sent over 20,000 text messages to Albanian adults 18-35 years old with the message, "It's your life, it's your choice - Use modern contraceptive methods to avoid unplanned pregnancies" – supported by USAID’s health programs to promote maternal and child health.
LIBRAZHD, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 The Mayor of Librazhd, Mr. Kastriot Begaj, and USAID Officer, Mr. Stephen Herbaly, launched today a new computerized tax system for the Municipality of Librazhd. The system, which was developed through USAID’s Local Governance Program in Albania (LGPA), allows for more efficient and effective administration of tax collections and services that will lead to greater tax revenue for the city and improved services for citizens. This is the 10th opening USAID has supported over the past year in its partner cities.
SHKODRA, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 Garment and footwear companies operating in the Shkodra region attended a USAID workshop to help them increase the quality of their manufactured products. Throughout September and October, USAID is sponsoring 12 workshops with Albania’s leading garment and footwear manufacturers to improve their competitiveness and export sales.
KORCA, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 The Municipality of Korça, with support of USAID’s Local Governance Program in Albania (LGPA), celebrated today the ground breaking of a local infrastructure project financed with funds from a municipal loan. The Mayor of Korça, Niko Peleshi, and the USAID Mission Director, Joseph Williams, were present to mark the beginning of work on the project.
TIRANA, JULY 21, 2010 Thanks to the support of USAID, Albania is one of six countries featured in a special supplement of the June edition of National Geographic Traveler Magazine. “The Western Balkans: Land of Discovery” showcases the natural, historical and cultural treasures of the region. The supplement was provided to tour operators and businesses at a reception held today in Tirana. Minister of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports, Ferdinand Xhaferaj, USAID/Albania Mission Director, Joseph C.
Last updated: January 26, 2015