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Assessment and monitoring of the interaction between local government and the central government

Duration:  1 August, 2007 to  31 July, 2008

Donor: OSFA Soros Foundation (Albania)

Project Description: The Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) and the Institute for Development Research & Alternatives, financially supported by Soros Foundation (Albania) have carried out a one year project on decentralization with special focus on the interactions between local government and the central government’s devolved agencies in four cities
Shkodra, Durres, Korca and Fier. The joint initiative focuses on the relations and the interacting mechanisms of local government structures and the central level devolved agencies in six target areas. IDM and IDRA have prepared an assessment report of the legal and administrative framework, as well as the overall performance of cooperation between the local government (municipalities) and central level devolved agencies (prefecture, local offices of governmental agencies and ministries). Based on the report’s findings our experts have designed specific recommendations that will enhance the target institutions’ performance, cooperation and thus the decentralization pace. Based on the report’s findings our experts have designed specific recommendations that will enhance the target institutions’ performance, cooperation and thus the decentralization pace.Assessment and monitoring of the interaction between local government and the central government