“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 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
“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 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
"USAID is making a valuable contribution to the inclusion and empowerment of women in agricultural economic activities, focusing in particular on the value chain for the production of honey, traditional food, handicrafts, and especially in the cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants."
Bledi Çuçi, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Albania