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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.

Two men unveil commemorative plaque at a hospital
February 4, 2014

Today U.S. Ambassador Alexander Arvizu and Prime Minister Edi Rama inaugurated renovations financed by USAID at the Regional Hospital in Lezha.  The Ambassador, Prime Minister, and Minister of Health, Ilir Beqaj, cut the ceremonial ribbon and unveiled memorial plaques recognizing USAID assistance to the hospital and then toured the hospital to view other USG investments.  The Regional Hospital of Lezha is one of three “pilot” hospitals that USAID has been working with on adopting better hospital management systems.

A man delivers remarks at a table
January 16, 2014

Today USAID and a local NGO, Assist Impact, in partnership with the School of Magistrates, announced the launch of the “Manual on the Albanian Insolvency Law” to support business development in Albania.  USAID/Albania Mission Director, Jim Barnhart, and Assist Impact’s Deputy Director, Bruna Stamo, and the Head of the Magistrates School, Neshat Fana, delivered remarks at a ceremony held at the Magistrate’s School. 

USAID's Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Europe and Eurasia, Paige Alexander, delivers remarks
September 26, 2013

Today, USAID/Albania delivered to Albania’s Central Inspectorate (CI) 260 Portable Inspection Kits that consist of laptop computers and portable scanners and printers for inspectors to use in the field for efficient, on-line, real-time inspections. Government inspections are vital for ensuring regulations that safeguard human health, safety, and the environment are properly functioning. 

Assistant Administrator of the Bureau of Europe and Eurasia, Paige Alexander
September 25, 2013

TIRANA, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013      Today USAID announced the launch of two new projects to support agriculture development in Albania.  USAID/Albania Mission Director, Jim Barnhart introduced award recipients, AAC (Albanian Agriculture Competitiveness) Lushnje and Creative Business Solutions (CBS), in a ceremony attended by USAID/Washington’s Assistant Administrator of the Bureau of Europe and Eurasia, Paige Alexander, and the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Water Administration, Edmond Panariti, and several representatives of agriculture businesses, banks, and business associa

Two men shake hands after cutting a ceremonial ribbon
August 20, 2013

TIRANE,  AUGUST 20, 2013      Today the “Queen Geraldine” Maternity Hospital in collaboration with USAID’s Enabling Equitable Health Reforms Project, inaugurated an integrated package of interventions that the project has introduced in the Hospital.


Last updated: October 13, 2015

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