A conference on the decentralization of power was held in Tirana, jointly organized by Association for Local Autonomy and the Association of Albanian Municipalities, in partnership with USAID’s Planning and Local Governance Project (Tetra Tech ARD). According to news reports, Minister of Local Government Issues Bledar Çuçi said that the administrative-territorial reform was now a tangible reality, and that it was building a sound basis for the further advancement of the decentralization of power to the benefit of the local government units.
USAID signed a cooperative agreement with Creative Business Solutions for their new $1,410,000 project, SmartCapital, financed by through a cost share with USAID.
USAID has signed a cooperative agreement with Fondacion CEED Albania for their new $1,037,931 AgroTourism program supported by USAID and the Embassy of Sweden in Tirana and financed through a cost share.
USAID signed a cooperative agreement with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) to implement a $475, 000 project “Promoting Transparency in Political Financing in Albania.” Reducing corruption in politics begins with political party financing. NDI will assist political parties in strengthening sustainable practices in financial management, accountability, and transparency, and to engage parties and civil society in building collective action on transparency and accountability in party finance. These measures can contribute to building political commitment that is responsive to growing public interest for systematic party finance reform.
The USAID Improved Court Performance Project - Justice for All in Albania invites Albanian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), to apply for: “Monitoring and Assessment Program Regarding Usage of Courtrooms and Digital Audio Recording (DAR)” Grant
Last updated: December 23, 2016