Publications

This page provides a variety of publications, instruments, and guidelines of PLGP and other USAID-funded programs, such as LGPA, on local governance.

Statistical Brief - Albanian Local Government Finance after Territorial Administrative Reform

This brief presents an overview of the evolution of local government finance in Albania over the past decade. It has two central purposes. The first is to examine changes in the financial position of local governments since the 2014 passage of the Law on Territorial and Administrative Division. This law consolidated 373 local governments (67 municipalities, 306 communes) into 61 larger municipalities. The second is to highlight some of the changes and challenges that will accompany the implementation of the 2017 Law on Local Government Finance (LGFL).

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PEFA Assessment in the Municipality of Kuçova

The objective of the assessment is to gain a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of municipal PFM systems as a basis for discussing PFM reform priorities and possible areas of support to the newly restructured municipality. The assessment is based on the performance of the PFM systems as at October 2016 and during the period prior to that as defined by Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) methodology.

Click here to download the report in PDF (1.6 mb).

Policy Paper: Recommendations for a More Efficient Local Borrowing Process in Albania

In the framework of providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Finance on drafting the new Law on Local Government Finances, PLGP/USAID determined that the development of recommendations to improve the situation/legislation on local borrowing is very important to facilitate LGUs’ access to the capital market.

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PEFA Assessment in the Municipality of Fier

The objective of the assessment is to gain a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of municipal PFM systems as a basis for discussing PFM reform priorities and possible areas of support to the newly restructured municipality. The assessment is based on the performance of the PFM systems as at October 2016 and during the period prior to that as defined by Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) methodology.

Click here to download the report in PDF (1.6 mb).

PLGP Newsletter No. 8

The USAID Planning and Local Governance Project published its eighth newsletter. This biannual publication provides up-to-date information on the progress of the Project and PLGP Newsletter cover pagefeatures news about ongoing and up coming activities.

 

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