Session

Management, Business, and Economics

Description

One of the most important process of democratization, which Albania is faced after years 90,Is the decentralization of Local Governance. Albanian’s local Government Structure is based on European cart of local Government Autonomy and Albanian Legislation. Despite some recent amendments to legislation, it is inadequate for the new social and economic developments.Although some improvements have been evident, the migration from rural areas, social And economic issues, high index level of corruption, lack of expertise leads to inefficiency In the procurement of public services. As consequences re-organization of Local Government is a necessity. This paper discusses the services provided by and functions of local councils, the arguments for Merging small units and the needs for much broader structural changes to local government.

Keywords:

Local Government, Albania, Law Reform, Merging, Small Administrative Units

Session Chair

Ibrahim Krasniqi

Session Co-Chair

Biljana Ciglovska

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-25-7

First Page

34

Last Page

37

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

1-11-2013 3:30 PM

End Date

1-11-2013 3:40 PM

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Merging Small Administrative Units In Albania The Need For New Reforms In Local Governemnt

Durres, Albania

One of the most important process of democratization, which Albania is faced after years 90,Is the decentralization of Local Governance. Albanian’s local Government Structure is based on European cart of local Government Autonomy and Albanian Legislation. Despite some recent amendments to legislation, it is inadequate for the new social and economic developments.Although some improvements have been evident, the migration from rural areas, social And economic issues, high index level of corruption, lack of expertise leads to inefficiency In the procurement of public services. As consequences re-organization of Local Government is a necessity. This paper discusses the services provided by and functions of local councils, the arguments for Merging small units and the needs for much broader structural changes to local government.