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USAID, Albania, World Contraception Day, maternal health, health, development programs, U.S. foreign assistance
September 26, 2010

TIRANA, SEPTEMBER 26, 2010     USAID’s two maternal and child health programs have partnered with Albania’s Institute of Public Health to raise awareness of using modern contraception to mark World Contraception Day on September 26, 2010. 

USAID sent over 20,000 text messages to Albanian adults 18-35 years old with the message, "It's your life, it's your choice - Use modern contraceptive methods to avoid unplanned pregnancies" – supported by USAID’s health programs to promote maternal and child health. 

USAID, Albania, Librazhd, Local Governance, tax administration, decentralization, good governance
September 23, 2010

LIBRAZHD, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010  The Mayor of Librazhd, Mr. Kastriot Begaj, and USAID Officer, Mr. Stephen Herbaly, launched today a new computerized tax system for the Municipality of Librazhd.  The system, which was developed through USAID’s Local Governance Program in Albania (LGPA), allows for more efficient and effective administration of tax collections and services that will lead to greater tax revenue for the city and improved services for citizens.  This is the 10th opening USAID has supported over the past year in its partner cities.

USAID, Albania, economic growth, garment industry, competitiveness, Albanian Garment Industry, Albanian Footwear Industry
September 16, 2010

SHKODRA, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010    Garment and footwear companies operating in the Shkodra region attended a USAID workshop to help them increase the quality of their manufactured products.  Throughout September and October, USAID is sponsoring 12 workshops with Albania’s leading garment and footwear manufacturers to improve their competitiveness and export sales. 

USAID, Albania, Governance, public-private partnership, municipal borrowing, decentralization
September 15, 2010

KORCA, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010   The Municipality of Korça, with support of USAID’s Local Governance Program in Albania (LGPA), celebrated today the ground breaking of a local infrastructure project financed with funds from a municipal loan.  The Mayor of Korça, Niko Peleshi, and the USAID Mission Director, Joseph Williams, were present to mark the beginning of work on the project. 

USAID, Albania, National Geographic, Balkans, economic growth, tourism, Ministry of Tourism
July 21, 2010

TIRANA, JULY 21, 2010     Thanks to the support of USAID, Albania is one of six countries featured in a special supplement of the June edition of National Geographic Traveler Magazine.  “The Western Balkans: Land of Discovery” showcases the natural, historical and cultural treasures of the region. The supplement was provided to tour operators and businesses at a reception held today in Tirana.  Minister of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports, Ferdinand Xhaferaj, USAID/Albania Mission Director, Joseph C.


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