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March 8, 2017


March 1, 2017

USAID/Albania's Planning and Local Governance Project Newlsletter, Vol. 4 • No. 8 • February 2017 

Members of the Cerrik Youth Council standing in front of their poster board.

According to the International Labor Organization, Albania ranked first in the world this year in youth unemployment. Youth have expressed discontent with the government for not meeting its obligation to them by effectively implementing the National Action Plan 2015-2020, which was designed “to develop and coordinate cross sectoral policies in education, employment, health, culture and enhance youth participation in social life and decision making processes.”  

Girl prepares table for dinner at hotel.

Since she was a child, Elvira Xhemalaj has been fascinated with nature. She grew up in the Albanian coastal city of Vlore, which is situated along the lush Albanian Riviera between the Adriatic and Ionian seas, separated only by a mountain pass. Growing up surrounded by fauna and flora led her to study biology at a local college.

Chief Judge Enkeledi Hajro of the Tirana District Court reviews her documents.

Audio recording technology and inter-agency collaboration have strengthened Albania’s court system.