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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.

Audio recording equipment for courtroom
March 15, 2013

DURRES, MARCH 15, 2013     Durres is now the second appellate district in Albania to have the digital audio recording (DAR) system function in both the district and appellate courts. Following this milestone, the USAID’s Albanian Justice Sector Strengthening Project (JuST) which is supporting DAR implementation in every Albanian courtroom, organized today the second Regional Court Leadership Conference.

Two women exchange business cards
March 12, 2013

 

With the support of USAID, through the Albanian Justice Sector Strengthening Project (JuST), and in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Albania (AmCham), the Law Faculty of the University of Tirana organized for the first time a “Career Day” in its premises, today.

USAID Supports “Career Day” for Tirana University Law Students
March 12, 2013

TIRANA, MARCH 12, 2013     With the support of USAID, through the Albanian Justice Sector Strengthening Project (JuST), and in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Albania (AmCham), the Law Faculty of the University of Tirana organized today the first “Career Day” for its students. The Dean of the Faculty, Altin Shegani, the USAID/Albania Mission Director, Jim Barnhart, and AmCham Albania Executive Director, Floreta Luli-Faber were on hand for the ceremonial opening.

USAID Introduces Best Practices in Albanian Hospitals
February 15, 2013

TIRANA, February 15, 2013     Today, U.S. Ambassador Mr. Alexander Arvizu and the Minister of Health, Vangjel Tavo, delivered remarks at a roundtable held at the Tirana University Hospital Obstetrics-Gynecology "Queen Geraldine". Hospital Director, Halim Kosova, presented the results of a patient satisfaction survey conducted over a two-year period. With the support of USAID’s health governance project (EEHR), the hospital is introducing a more patient-centered approach to hospital management. 

Diagram of benefits of e-Inspection system
February 15, 2013

TIRANA, February 15, 2013     Today, USAID/Albania Mission Director, Jim Barnhart, and the General Inspector, Mimoza Hajdarmataj, signed an agreement to support Albania’s E-Inspection system.  Minister of Innovation and ICT, Genc Pollo, delivered remarks on the importance of e-governance initiatives to an open government and the role of the Central Inspectorate in increasing transparency.  Barnhart highlighted the importance of the inspection reform process and the fact that, for the first time, the U.S.

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