Albania Program Updates

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Last updated: July 12, 2021

February 20, 2018

USAID’s Planning and Local Governance Project is assisting three municipalities in the creation of Economic Development Advisory Councils to strengthen and institutionalize private sector engagement.

February 14, 2018

On February 14, Kevin McLaughlin, USAID Planning and Local Governance Project Chief of Party, and Armando Subashi, Mayor of Fier, signed a letter of agreement for cooperation in preparing the feasibility study and design project for a new livestock market in Fier. These documents will open the way for financing the construction of the facility by the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP).

February 6, 2018

Minister Ahmetaj, Minister Nikolla, Amb. Ndisi, Mr. Ilirjani, Director Micko, Ms. Laçi, dear graduates,

One of my first jobs was as a baker.  It was my first year in university and I woke up every day at five in the morning and learned to bake bread, cookies, pies and cakes.  It was a great job because the whole bakery smelled like wonderful desserts and fresh bread.

October 3, 2017

The USAID Transparency in Health Engagement Project organized an event today in collaboration with the Albanian Supreme Audit Institution, the High Inspectorate for the Declaration and Audit of Assets and Conflicts of Interest, and the Ombudsman to present the findings of a Baseline Assessment for the three institutions, civil society, and media groups that was conducted from May-September 2017. At the end, Ms. Nielsen signed Memorandums of Understanding with the three partner institutions, witnessed by Dr. Catherine Johnson, Country Representative of USAID/Albania.

August 31, 2017

TIRANA, ALBANIA     USAID/Albania Country Representative, Dr. Catherine Johnson, attended the opening of Tourism Management Office in Pellumbas with Albania's Minister of Urban development and Tourism, Eglantina Gjermeni, and the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, and community members.