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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.

July 13, 2010

BURREL, JULY 13, 2010     Today, the Public Information Office in the Mat District Court was officially opened with a public ceremony attended by USAID Mission Director, Joseph C. Williams and Chief Judge, Artan Cupi. The Court’s Public Information Office will improve access to information for citizens, increase transparency of court procedures, and increase trust in the Court and the Albanian judicial system.

USAID, Albania, Kukes, local government, decentralization
July 9, 2010

KUKES, JULY 9, 2010     The Mayor of Kukes, Hasan Halilaj and the Head of the USAID Mission in Albania, Joseph C. Williams launched today a new computerized tax system for the municipality.  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 municipality and improved services for citizens.

USAID, Albania, family planning
June 25, 2010

DURRES, JUNE 25, 2010      Today, USAID organized a national conference on family planning in Durres which brought together more than 150 national stakeholders—representing the government, policymakers, providers, international agencies and donors—to promote and increase collaboration to enhance family planning services throughout Albania.

USAID, Albania, rule of law, corruption
June 25, 2010

TIRANA, JUNE 25, 2010     Today, USAID’s Rule of Law Program presented the performance and results of its three year, $5.1 million program to improve performance and accountability of ten pilot courts in Albania as well as strengthening oversight institutions like the High Inspectorate for Declarations and Audit of Assets (HIDAA).  Minister of Justice, Bujar Nishani, Deputy Chairman of the High Council of Justice, Kreshnik Spahiu, Inspector General of HIDAA, Adriatik Llala, USAID Program Officer, Sean Huff, and Chief Judge of the Durres District Court, Ervin Metalla, delivered remarks at th

USAID, Albania, access to finance, business development
June 25, 2010

TIRANA, JUNE 25, 2010     Entrepreneurs and representatives of five banking and non-banking institutions met today in Tirana to share information on financial resources available for businesses to invest in new technologies and expand their operations. The event, supported by USAID’s Rritje Albania program and Regional Development Agencies (RDA), is the final of a series on business roundtables held over the past three months in Elbasan, Gjirokaster, Kukes, Pogradec and Vlora to raise awareness in Albania’s business community about new financing opportunities.


Last updated: October 13, 2015

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