Status Report on Local Public Finances 2020

Status Report on Local Public Finances 2020

The “Status Report on Local Public Finances for 2020” offers a comprehensive insights into funding sources and their use by 61 municipalities in the country. This report summarizes the key findings and challenges faced by municipalities in the time of COVID-19 pandemic during 2020. You can download the report here.

Analysis of seasonal workers engagement in agriculture and tourism in Albania

Analysis of seasonal workers engagement in agriculture and tourism in Albania

The labor market in Albania is governed by the Labor Law, which does not recognize seasonal work as a specific form of labor engagement but views it as a part-time job. Considering the immediate need to explore and give consideration in the employment system in Albania concerning the relatively high level of seasonal employment, a thorough analysis was undertaken during March – October 2020 by a joint and continuous effort

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Governance for Change: Proposals from Civil Society

Governance for Change: Proposals from Civil Society

30 vitet e fundit, Shqipëria ka votuar 17 herë, prej të cilave 9 herë për të zgjedhur qeverinë qendrore dhe 8 herë për të zgjedhur kryetarët e bashkive përmes zgjedhjeve vendore. Prej vitesh, përveç cilësisë së posterave dhe fushatave të sofistikuara elektorale, kandidatët u drejtohen njerëzve/votuesve në mënyrë të njëanshme dhe me premtime në këmbim të votave. Kësisoj, premtimet e parealizuara nga zgjedhjet e mëparshme përsëriten, e ndërkohë një tjetër

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The “Circular Economy Regional Report 2020”

The “Circular Economy Regional Report 2020”

The transformation from a linear economy to a circular economy enables a more ecological use of natural resources, low carbon emissions, energy savings, and environmental protection, given that natural resources are depleting at a rapid pace as the world population grows. The “Circular Economy Regional Report” consists of the continuation of the steps taken until 2020 by the countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey in the context of the

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COVID-19 Heroes Book 2020

COVID-19 Heroes Book 2020

“COVID Heroes” is a book of successful stories during the pandemic, and showing of appreciation for all our Alumni form Professional Fellowship Program, that yearn for transformation within themselves and across communities”. The impact of the pandemic and all the challenges that we are faced with as part of our communities has us all made to shift into thinking and acting in distance, exploring innovative approaches to spark changes, while

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Bus Station Monitoring Campaign

Bus Station Monitoring Campaign

Green Lungs Report for our cities based on the Air and Noise Quality Monitoring campaign at Bus Stations has been an effective way to mobilize and address a public concern with one main goal: that of preserving and protecting the environment. This campaign of this nature not only serves to better understand the current situation of air and noise quality, but also helps in educating the public on the effects

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The Response of Local Governments during the Covid-19 Emergency in Albania: January 2020 – April 2020

The Response of Local Governments during the Covid-19 Emergency in Albania: January 2020 – April 2020

Following the series of thematic studies we have shared during this period of uncertainties relating to COVID-19, Co-PLAN, the Institute for Habitat Development in cooperation with the Association of Local Autonomy, are pleased to share the study ‘The Response of Local Governments during the Covid-19 Emergency in Albania: January 2020 – April 2020”. This study builds on a questionnaire addressed to all municipalities in the country during April, to gather

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Green Lungs Bulletin II

Green Lungs Bulletin II

The bulletin of 2020 is dedicated to the second consecutive publication of the project “Green Lungs for Our Cities”. The implementation of this project started in 2018 addressing Air & Noise Pollution and Urban Greenery Reduction in Albania, as an environmental concern. This environmental concern is accompanied by a number of challenges within the field of environment, starting from a misunderstanding of environmental reforms, which is associated with issues that

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