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Albanian traditional dancers
October 8, 2015

TIRANA, OCTOBER 8, 2015 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Albania, is seeking concept papers to implement activities to promote sustainable tourism in Albania. The purpose of the activities is to contribute to improvements in Albania’s tourism sector, including improvements to the country’s business enabling environment and workforce capacities, to serve as catalysts for job creation and economic growth. Over the next five years, USAID and Sida will invest USD 6 million, to be matched with USD 3 million of funds from ‎winning projects.

USAID Country Representative, Marcus A. Johnson; Head of Development Cooperation for Sweden, Birgitta Jansson; and Minister of Economy, Trade, and Tourism, Arben Ahmetaj, delivered remarks today at a ceremony to launch the Annual Program Statement, a call for concept papers and ideas.

Damaged greenhouses
February 11, 2015

TIRANA, February 11, 2015—In response to a request for assistance from the Government of Albania, the U.S. Embassy, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide up to $750,000 in additional technical and financial assistance for those in agricultural areas who have been affected by the recent flooding. 

Representatives of Governments of Sweden, U.S.A. and Switzerland shakes hands following signing of STAR agreement
February 6, 2015

Joint Statement by International Partners on Territorial-Administrative Reform

A woman in a white coat cuts cloth in a factory
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.

Dedication plaque
December 15, 2014

Today, Deputy Chief of Mission, Henry Jardine, and the Minister of Social Welfare and Youth, ErionVeliaj, toured an emergency shelter, called "Streha," to support LGBT individuals as part of its official opening.

Citrus growers display their harvest
December 6, 2014

XARRA, ALBANIA--Today, the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Water Administration, Edmond Panariti, USAID/Albania Director, Marcus Johnson, and the Head of Xarre Commune, Dhimiter Kote, took part in a special celebration to promote Albanian citrus production at the 3rd annual Mandarin Festival in Xarra.


Last updated: October 13, 2015

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