The USAID Planning and Local Governance Project in Albania (PLGP) has immediate opening for the part-time positions of Local Coordinator for each of the municipalities of Bulqize, Cerrik, Kamza, Librazhd, Peshkopi, and Pogradec. The goal of PLGP is to provide technical assistance and training to the Government of Albania (GoA) and to Albanian local government institutions – to help successfully implement decentralization legislation, policies and reforms; assist local governments to better provide municipal services and economic development opportunities; and to address factors that can lead to violent extremism. USAID PLGP is implemented by Tetra Tech ARD (
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“I want to recognize USAID's merit of being a leader in promoting and pushing forward the process of decentralization and autonomy of democratically elected local governments.”
- Arben Ahmetaj, Minister of Finance and Economy

"I want to thank the USAID project for inviting us to participate in their training activities even though we are not a partner municipality. It is very useful for me to learn from other colleagues about the ways they apply for the implementation of the new law on property tax."  
Vladimir Mato, Director of Tax Department - Municipality of Pogradec

“Our thanks go to the USAID Project for their support in preparing these useful informational materials. They will also serve as a template we can replicate in coming years, and we are already planning to allocate funds in the upcoming year’s budget for that purpose.” 
Olsi Zenaj, Tax Department Director of the Municipality of Fieri

I thank USAID/PLGP for their enormous contribution to the drafting, consultation and finalization of the Law on Local Self-Government Finance (LGFL). It was the most inclusive and comprehensive process of drafting a law ever undertaken in Albania. It is a clear example that should be followed in every law preparation process.” 
Erjon Luçi, Deputy Minister of Finance and Head of the LGFL Working Group