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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:00am

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.

USAID, Albania, telemedicine, e-health
Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 10:00am

 

TIRANA, JULY 15, 2010    The International Virtual e-Hospital Foundation (http://www.iveh.org/), the implementer of USAID’s new telemedicine project, held its first training course today with a group of Albanian health specialists from central and regional health institutions.  The course is the first of a series of trainings for Albanian doctors and health professionals on telemedicine and e-health. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 10:15am

BURREL, JULY 13, 2010     Today, the Public Information Office in the Mat District Court was officially opened with a public ceremony attended by USAID Mission Director, Joseph C. Williams and Chief Judge, Artan Cupi. The Court’s Public Information Office will improve access to information for citizens, increase transparency of court procedures, and increase trust in the Court and the Albanian judicial system.

USAID, Albania, Kukes, local government, decentralization
Friday, July 9, 2010 - 10:15am

KUKES, JULY 9, 2010     The Mayor of Kukes, Hasan Halilaj and the Head of the USAID Mission in Albania, Joseph C. Williams launched today a new computerized tax system for the municipality.  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 municipality and improved services for citizens.

USAID, Albania, family planning
Friday, June 25, 2010 - 11:00am

DURRES, JUNE 25, 2010      Today, USAID organized a national conference on family planning in Durres which brought together more than 150 national stakeholders—representing the government, policymakers, providers, international agencies and donors—to promote and increase collaboration to enhance family planning services throughout Albania.

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.

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