The project tackles the need to increase the effectiveness of the newly elected municipal council at municipal level. The new law on Territory Reform, adopted in 2015, brings in important changes as well as critical challenges. Among them, strengthening the role of municipal councils as monitory entities to help municipality to perform better vis-à-vis their mandate as well as establishing sustainable ties among elected people and citizens to whom they serve, stand out at the core of new functions and competencies.

The enactment of the Territorial and Administrative Reform (TAR), which reduced the number of LGUs from 373 to 61, provides the opportunity to enhance the technical and administrative capacity of local governments while also increasing their size and complexity. A vital aspect of this process will be to develop effective decentralization policies that enable Albania’s 61 municipalities to adequately perform their responsibilities and better serve their citizens.


This project is financed by Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation (HSI) Albania – Bashki te Forta Programme (BtF)


Contact Person:
Ms. Kebjana Haka

Email: [email protected]