Dldp in cooperation with the Albanian School of Public Administration (ASPA) has started the national trainings for 2017 in March and has continued them during May and June on delivery of administrative services from local governance, public finance management and urban waste management.
Considering the reforms undertaken by the Albanian Government in the field of decentralization and local government, as well as the approval of the Decentralization Strategy, one of its main objectives is the raising of professional capabilities of LGU employees.
In 2016, dldp and the Albanian School of Public Administration (ASPA), as the legal authority on issuing certified trainings for local government employees, carried out for the first time long-term trainings on the management of public finances and waste management.
This cooperation was widened further on 2017 with the Local Administrative Services Program.
Continuing the good experience of cooperating with dldp, identified and contacted the Regional Development Agencies of the country in the role of facilitators for the foreseen activities for the smooth finalizing of these trainings.
In cooperation with Regional Development Agency 1 (RDA), dldp and ASPA started the first training for Shkodra, Lezha and Kukës qarks on “Delivery of local government services”. This training contains 3 modules and took place within May. In the first training held in Shkodra and organized on 11-12, May was attended by 27 representatives from the 10 municipalities of Shkodra Region. While on May 18-19 in cooperation with RDA 2, this training was organized for the Qarks of Tirana, Durrës and Dibra.
While on June 8, in cooperation with RDA 4 this training was held with experts from the Qarks of Vlora, Gjirokastra and Fier.
In the framework of the Urban Waste Management Training Program in cooperation with ASPA, on 25 May the training on the Cost and Tariff Calculation, Module II was held, in cooperation with the four Regional Development Agencies.
Continuous trainings of experts from 61 local self-government units in the field of local public finance management as part of the National Decentralization Strategy and Cross-Sectoral Strategy for Public Administration Reform became concrete with the organization of the national trainings on the first module “Strategic Planning and Local Finance Management “, that took place in June with the participation of finance experts from 12 Qarks of the country.