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January 28, 2015

TIRANA, JANUARY 28, 2015—Today, more than one hundred people showed up for the screening of a new documentary, “Economic Empowerment of People with Disabilities through Employment,” a film about a unique program that has helped people with disabilities in Albania overcome isolation and prejudice and enter into the country’s labor workforce. The film was introduced by USAID Country Representative, Marcus Johnson, the Minister of Social Welfare and Youth, Mr. Erion Veliaj and Blerta Çani, ADRF Executive Director.

Since October 2010, USAID has supported the Albanian Disability Rights Foundation (ADRF) to identify issues related to lack of employment for people with disability, roughly 6.2%[1] of the population, and to work on creating opportunities of employment especially for young disabled people with special focus on women in Tirana, Elbasan and Shkodra.

USAID Albania, IDRA, Corruption Survey, Ambassador Withers
May 5, 2010

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, Montenegro, MCC, QKR, QKL, business registration and licensing
April 28, 2010

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
April 27, 2010

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
April 22, 2010

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
April 15, 2010

 

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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Last updated: January 30, 2015

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