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Women’s Economic Empowerment

Building a Grassroots Approach with Municipal Support In 2019 the PLGP began to focus on one of the pillars of the Women, Peace and Security framework […]

For Effective Municipalities, Active Communities, Safer Citizens

Front-line actors utilizing a Guide to address causes of radicalization and violent extremism In the same manner that the central government develops national policies and coordinates […]

Asset Management – The Art of Balancing Performance, Risk and Cost

Water utility companies are under more pressure than ever to improve their overall performance and cost efficiency. The aging system makes it increasingly difficult for water […]

Albania’s New Roadmap to Strengthen Local Government

Updating the Decentralization Action Plan The PLGP is supporting the Ministry of Interior (MoI) to update and extend the Action Plan of the National Cross-Cutting Strategy […]


“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