October 29, 2019

Municipalities across Albania set to increase Local Revenue Collection with assistance from STAR2

The National Conference on Municipality Revenue Assistance and Action Plans was held today in Tirana, with the participation of ​​finance and local taxes employees of from […]
October 22, 2019

Tender Announcement- “Request For Proposal for Local Governance Mapping in 61 Municipalities” for STAR 2 Project

The United Nations Development Programme in Albania is seeking to receive offers from interested companies who wish to be considered for the “Request For Proposal for […]
September 19, 2019

The progress of One Stop Shop Information System implementation discussed in Steering Committee

The 22nd meeting of the Steering Committee for the Implementation of the One Stop Shop Office Information System was held at the STAR2 Project offices. The […]
September 17, 2019

Integrity Plans Piloting – Mallakastra Municipality

The first meeting for the initiation of  piloting integrity plans was held in Mallakastra Municipality on September 17, 2019. The working group with representatives from the […]
September 12, 2019

Citizens of Divjakë to benefit from better public service delivery through One Stop Shop Information System, now available

Municipality of Divjake is the 27th to benefit from One Stop Shop Information System (OSSIS) which is now fully operational. The specific features of OSSIS contribute […]
June 25, 2019

Steering Committee meeting for the Implementation of the One-Stop-Shop Information System

The 19th Steering Committee meeting for the implementation of the One Stop Shop Information System was held on June 24, 2019. The One Stop Shop Information […]

Objectives

Objective 1: Improving services for citizens at the local level
The Administrative-Territorial Reform will lead to local governments’ enhanced administrative, professional, and technical efficiency to deliver modern and qualitative services for citizens. The administrative units (ex-communes) will continue to offer basic services for every citizen of the new municipalities.
Objective 2: Maximizing efficiency and good governance
The Administrative-Territorial Reform will lead to enhanced good governance at the local and regional level; efficient service delivery and effective collection of tariffs and fees by local governments; greater ability to promote and encourage sustainable local economic development.

Objective 3: Empowering local and regional governments, citizens and communities
The Administrative-Territorial Reform will empower local and regional governments by decentralizing more functions and competencies and allocating more public funds to them. The 61 new municipalities will have more opportunities to take part in international cooperation projects; absorb more funds from EU and other donors; and enjoy larger bargaining power vis-à-vis the central government, as well as a greater scope for inter-municipal cooperation.
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The Albanian Government developed and nurtured a platform for close and meaningful cooperation among all stakeholders of the Administrative-Territorial Reform and complied with the highest standards of inclusiveness and transparency. 20,341 citizens, representatives of public institutions and independent agencies, local government, civil society, private sector, media, as well as international organizations and programs, participated in the consultation process.

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Map - 61 Municipalities

Administrative and Territorial Map approved by the Ad-Hoc Parliamentary Commision

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