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Minister Shalsi meeting with STAR2 coordinators and AITR inspectors

25 July, 2017- The Minister of State for Local Issues, Mr.Eduard Shalsi held a working meeting with the 12 county’s coordinators, in the framework of STAR2 project (Consolidation of the Territorial Administrative Reform), and the inspectors of the Agency for the Implementation of the Territorial Reform.
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The coordinators informed Minister Shalsi about their activity in the 61 municipalities of the country, listing problems and suggestions, highlighted from their communications with the administration’s employees, in response to immediate needs and in line with RAT’s objectives and Decentralization’s Strategy.

The Minister of State for Local Issues stressed since the beginning the necessity of improving service quality delivery to citizens from the municipalities and their administration, facilitating citizens' access to services, particularly in the Administrative Units.He appreciated a series of projects that are currently being implemented in different municipalities and added that is time now to elaborate a concrete plan for the orientation of technical assistance, funds and investments allocation, in order to avoid overlapping and to create a sustainable local expertise, willing to directly respond to the solution of immediate problems faced by the citizens.
During the meeting it was also discussed on the benchmarking system of service delivery by the municipalities, which represents also one of the main objectives of STAR2 project. Minister Shalsi requested collecting information from all the municipalities on the most required service by citizens. Based on this data will be launched the cataloging and standardization process of service delivery on local level, taking into consideration the best practices selected in different municipalities. On the other hand he requested an analyses of the decisions of the municipal councils since
the beginning of the work of new the municipalities in order to pull out the best practices and also realize an objective evaluation of the municipalities’ performance.

Italian Government contributes to Territorial and Administrative Reform in Albania

Tirana, 19 September 2014 - The Italian Government signed today an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for providing a financial contribution of 800,000 Euros to UNDP’s multi-donor fund in support to the Government of Albania Administrative and Territorial Reform.

Parliament adopts law on Administrative and Territorial Division

Tirana, 31 July 2014 – The Parliament of Albania adopted today the law on “Administrative and Territorial Division” with 88 votes in favor, receiving as such a wide political consensus.

Parliamentary Commission approves option 39/47 for new territorial division

Tirana, 22 May 2014 – The Ad-Hoc Parliamentary Commission approved the second and the third draft map, with 39 and 47 local government units for the new administrative and territorial division of Albania. 

Minister Çuçi presents five project proposals for the new administrative and territorial division

Tirana, 16 May 2014 – The Minister of State for Local Issues, Bledi Çuçi presented today five proposals for the new administrative and territorial division of Albania. 

Public consultation tour on territorial reform starts at local level

Lezhë, 13 March 2014 – The Minister of State for Local Issues, Bledi Çuçi accompanied by the co-chair of the Ad-Hoc Parliamentary Commission for the Territorial and Administrative Reform, Bashkim Fino, started today the first phase of consultations about the reform that will define the new territorial and administrative division of the country.

Support to Territorial and Administrative Reform – Challenges of the Process

Tirana, 12 February 2014 – The Minister of State for Local Issues, Mr. Bledi Çuçi organized today a round table discussion on the challenges of the territorial and administrative reform process. 

Government of Albania and UNDP sign new territorial and administrative reform project

Tirana, 22 January 2014 – A new project that will support the territorial and administrative reform process was signed today by the Minister of State for Local Issues, Bledi Ccucci and UNDP Country Director, Yesim Oruc. The project financed by the Government of Sweden, USAID, Swiss Development Cooperation and UNDP will provide technical assistance and will support all the stages of the new territorial reform. 

National Conference on the Administrative-Territorial Reform

Tirana, September 30, 2013. The Government has prioritized the Administrative-Territorial Reform as an effective strategy that leads to the improvement of service to citizens, the expansion of democracy, local government strengthening, and more efficient use of public funds.

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