Management of Public Services

Sustainable Municipal Services

The purpose of this consultancy assignment is to assist municipalities and GIZ SMS program to develop and plan the implementation of feasible and concrete solid waste management pilot projects in four cities deriving from SWMP

Evaluation of gaps in the implementation of the national strategy and national plan on waste management in Albania

Albania is engaged in fulfilling the obligations under the EU Stabilisation and Association Agreement. In the area of environment, regarding waste management, the recent Progress Report of 2014 from the EC, assesses implementation of the national policy as having shortcomings; separated waste collection largely not established and low recycling rates are direct results of it. The very limited capacity of waste management authorities is one main cause defined in the Report. The financial situation of local governments in general, only recently restructured under the new administrative and territorial reform, is currently still weak. On this ground, the approximation of the EU legislation on waste management needs to be revised and improved. To this purpose, the National Strategy, the National Plan and the Law on waste management are the basic documents which may need revision and improvement, on account of shortcomings in implementation so far.

Support to municipalities for the elaboration of Fiscal Package, Annual Budget and Medium Term Budget Program

The objective of the project is to assist preselected LGUs in the elaboration of the medium term budget program based on their strategic planning documents, along with the preparation of the annual budget and the fiscal package. The purpose is to strengthen capacities of LGUs in public finance management, while they have been assisted in strategic planning. Under the MTB Program, local governments will be required to demonstrate that while they are meeting their strategic objectives they are doing so by connecting policies with the financial resources available not only for the upcoming year but in the medium term. The budget preparation process will integrate strategic priorities of the Strategic Development Plan of the Kukës and Shijak municipalities.

Integrated Waste Management and Environmental Education in Berati Functional Area

Main objective of this proposed project is to increase recycling, expand the coverage of separated waste collection, covering the whole territory of Berati FA, which, for the moment is only covering the city of Berati, without the communes that are joined lately, therefore to comply with the requirements of the Strategy and National Plan for Integrated Waste Management, which are also EU integration requirement.

Access to Water & Sewerage in the Informal urban Settlements & Rural Areas of five Albanian districts to include Saranda, Gjirokastra, Lezha, Pogradec and Vlora.

The objective of the project was the preparation of two studies in relation to access to water and sanitation: one the informal urban settlements of 5 Albanian cities, namely Saranda, Gjirokastra, Lezha, Pogradec, and Vlora and the other on the rural areas surrounding these cities.

Assessment of Access to water supply and wastewater system

Use and development of network capacity obtained during the second phase of the project on behalf informing citizens and different levels of government regarding the level and quality of service provision of drinking water and wastewater disposal. Updating and improving the database of the relevant authorities and giving priority to the most urgent problem solving by these authorities. Increase public information relating to the provision of these services by UK companies. Support and generalization of network expertise in evaluating the level of access of the population to the network of water supply and wastewater disposal as well as mapping the percentages of access to these services.

Establishment of a Monitoring and Evaluation system for Water Resources and Irrigation Project

The aim of this consultancy assignment is to develop a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system that will help assess whether the Project is achieving its intended objectives, is efficiently implemented and is reaching the intended target groups.

Beneficiaries Survey and assessment of the impact of the Project outcomes

The project currently consists of assisting the Government of Albania in developing, Sustainable Tourism in the Southern Coastal of Albania through supporting investments in (i) Critical Public Environmental infrastructure and Municipal Services; (ii) Remediation and Containment of pollution hazards from a former chemical plant in Porto Romano, and (ii) Community Infrastructure Improvements and Revitalization and Enhancement of Architectural and Cultural Resources.

Waste Management and Environmental Protection, IPA Cross Border Cooperation Albania-Kosovo

The specific objective of the project is to increase the knowledge and engagement of 5000 students, 300 teachers and 1000 citizens in the region on the benefits of sustainable waste management and recycling for environmental protection and economic development. The lack of awareness, education and activity amongst citizens on environmental issues has been detrimental to their behavioral norms and thus, social and environmental condition. Through this intervention, the environmental and social challenges become economic opportunities. By increasing the level of knowledge, engagement and collaboration of citizens and institutions on sustainable waste management and recycling, Kosovar and Albanian society is better able to move forward in the process of integrating into the European Union.