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Man delivers presentation on mobile money payements
February 26, 2015

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.

A poster with cell imagery and the title of the conference
April 9, 2010

TIRANA, APRIL 9, 2010     The Albanian Pediatrics Association, in collaboration with the J Project and with the support of USAID, held today the annual Conference on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases. 

A man looks at a document
March 31, 2010


KORCA, MARCH 31ST, 2010     In a signing ceremony attended by the Mayor of Korca, Niko Peleshi; USAID Mission Director, Joseph Williams, and the Regional Director of ProCredit Bank, Ada Përmeti, the City of Korca signed the second commercial loan to a local government unit in Albania.

This commercial loan was made possible with the assistance of the USAID Local Governance Program in Albania (LGPA) and USAID’s Development Credit Authority, as part of the technical assistance for local economic development and supporting the implementation of the local borrowing law.

USAID, Albania, local governance, tax administration
March 31, 2010


KORCE AND POGRADEC, MARCH 31, 2010    USAID Mission Director, Joseph C. Williams, and the Mayor of Korce, Niko Peleshi, launched today a new computerized tax systems in Korca.  The day before, Joseph Williams launched the same system in Pogradec with the Mayor, Artan Shkembi.  The system, which was developed through USAID’s Local Governance Program in Albania (LGPA), will make tax collection and services more efficient and effective, thus leading to greater tax revenues for cities and improved services for citizens.

USAID, Albania, ITB 2010, tourism, Germany, competitive enterprise development
March 25, 2010


TIRANA, MARCH 25, 2010 Last week, USAID’s Competitive Enterprise Development program, in partnership with the National Tourism Agency and the Albanian Tourism Association, participated in the world’s leading travel trade fair ITB Berlin 2010 held in Germany.  There, USAID announced the launch of a Familiarization Tours program (FAM Tours 2010) for foreign tour operators interested in selling Albania as a travel destination. 

USAID, Albania, Shkodra, Tourism Information Office, Celesi, Municipality of Shkodra, Lorenc Leka
March 19, 2010


SHKODRA, MARCH 19, 2010     The Municipality of Shkodra opened today a new Tourist Information Office, as part of the city’s ongoing tourism promotion efforts.  The office will offer free of charge, high-quality professional tourism information services to tourists and visitors.

Mayor Lorenc Luka and Mr. Stephen Herbaly, a representative of USAID/Albania, delivered remarks.  Both speakers highlighted the importance of this office for the city and its tourism businesses.


Last updated: February 27, 2015

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