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Name of project; Open Budget Survey 2015 - Albania

Open Budget Survey 2015 - Albania

 

 

Name of project; Improving Public Expenditure Effectiveness in Health Sector (Case Of Albania) 2007,

Donor: The Brookings Institution and Results for Development Institute

Objective of the project: The Public Expenditure Tracking Study (PETS) will track the flows and use of public expenditures from the Ministry of Health to 47 primary health care service, hospital services and local government units. It will cover 6 from 12 prefectures by selecting 31 primary health care centres, 6 hospital services and 10 local government units, by assessing their approved budget and allocated budget received and spent for the period 2005 through 2007.

 

Name of project; Brain Drain in South East Europe: Albanian Case. 2006

Donor: UNESCO-CEPES Romania

Objective of the project: This is a part of the study regarding all SEE Countries having in focus the comparison and the features of this problem among the countries and finishing with a set of recommendations for the each country policymakers

 

Name of project; Conducting a Survey on ‘Women’s Participation In The Election Process’.2008

Donor: United Nations Development Fund For Women

Objective of the project: The objective of the project was the implementation of a nation-wide sample survey to assess men’s and women’s perceptions about women’s political participation as voters and as candidates for elected offices in Albania. 2008

 

Name of project; Recycling Linkages – Technical Assistance to Government.2007

Donor: IFC – International Finance Corporation Program: Recycling Linkages

Objective of the project: The aim of Technical Assistance to Government component of the project is to improve the business enabling environment and the legal framework for the recycling industry in Albania.

 

Name of project: Strengthen Understanding of Gender Dimensions in the Labor Market – Institutional Diagnostic. 2007

Donor: Development & Training Services, Inc. and USAID/Albania

Objective of the project: This project is designed to have, as a final outcome, a study which will aim to help USAID/Albania, the Government of Albania (GOA), non-governmental organizations, as well as international donors better understand the importance of integrating gender into labour market surveys and statistics and policies as well as a provide a practical guide for how to address the gender dimensions of informal employment as a livelihood strategy for many households and individuals in the Albanian economy

 

Name of project: Market Study – Furniture Capacities in Albania. 2006

Donor: EBRD Business Advisory Services (BAS) Programme for Albania,funded by the Netherlands and SERENA FURNITURE (Albanian Company

Objective of the project: The market research will consist of a detailed analysis of the market for furniture and furniture products in the main cities of Southern Albania. The study will focus on the current size of the market and its trends for the past 3 years, main players, costs and prices, standards of the products etc

 

Name of project: Volunteerism – Element of Social Partnership.2007

Donor: SOROS Foundation “Open Society for Albania”

Objective of the project: This project represent a newness for the stimulation of debate regarding volunteerism and has as the main objective its promovation in our country through the public opinion awareness and through initiatives that encourage the involvement of citizens in solving community’ problems.

 

Name of project: Elaboration of a Regional Report Producing a Regional and National Client Profile for Migrant Service Centre in Western Balkans Countries. 2006

Donor: IOM - International Organization for Migration Albania

Objective of the project: ASET, in collaboration with IOM staff, has undertook a regional report in order to present a clear view of the first Regional Network of Migrant Service Centres (MSC) in countries and entities of the Western Balkans, notably in Albania, Kosovo Province, FYROM Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). This report will produce a client profile for IOM.

 

Name of project: Stimulation and Awareness of Business Community Regarding Fiscal Education, a Possibility to Benefit for All the Community

Donor: World Bank, Tirana Country Office

Objective of the project: This project goal is to stimulate the fiscal education of business community in particular and all the community in general with the aim to decrease the corruption and fiscal evasion, through the stimulation of using fiscal invoices and other necessary methods. This initiative is to support the efforts of Albanian Government in order to combat corruption and to decrease the level of fiscal evasion through public awareness especially for the use of fiscal invoices.

 

Name of project: Beneficiary Assessment for the Community Works Project II (CWP 2) Mid-Term Review (MTR)

Donor: World Bank through ADF – Albanian Development Fund

Objective of the project: ASET has been contracted by ADF to evaluate the the main components of Community Work Project as follow: a) Community Infrastructure Sub-projects Component, b) Capacity building of local government and c) Project implementation support. Through the implementation of these components ADF addresses most of the priority problems at local government level relate to the small social and economic infrastructure, as well as, it addresses the increase of local capacities concerning the decision-making and the execution of local government exclusive functions.

 

Name of project: Albania: Savings, Credit and Investments in North Eastern Mountain Areas. 2005

Donor: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Objective of the project: The project aims to assist the Mountain Areas Financing Fund in his efforts to financially promote the agricultural development of these areas

 

Name of project: Competitive Advantages of Companies in Albanian Industry: Actual Situation and Politics for Their Development in the Future. 2005

Donor: Global Development Network (GDN)

Objective of the project: Aims to investigate regional/global competitiveness of Albanian industries in a new era of economic integration.

 

Name of project: Design and Implementation of a Beneficiary Assessment Survey. 2005

Donor: International Development Association and Ministry of Finance – Project Implementation Unit

Objective of the project: The main goal of this project is providing the consulting services for the “Design and Implementation of a Beneficiary Assessments Survey and Carry out the Analysis of the Collected Data”.

 

Name of project: Harmonization of Social Policies with Educational Policies. 2006

Donor: SOROS Foundation “Open Society for Albania”

Objective of the project: Elaboration of a policy paper where the main aim is to stimulate the compilation and putting into practice social politics, which will serve for the realization of National Strategy for Social, and Economic Development (NSSED) and Millennium Goal regarding education sector.

 

Name of project: Albania – Growth And Poverty Reduction Strategy (Gprs)

Donor: Government of Albania

Objective of the project: The Albanian government selected the Albanian Socio Economic Think-tank ASET and the Institute of Contemporary Studies to offer their consultation in designing a national strategy, in economic growing and poverty reduction.

 

Name of project: Design And Implementation of a Labour Markets Salary Survey in Albania

Donor: Albanian government (Department of Public Administration) and World Bank.

Objective of the project: The Government’s Department of Public Administration (DoPA), in consultation with the World Bank, assigned ASET & Albanian Center for Economic Research ACER for designing and implementing a set of salary surveys of workers in nine different districts of the Albanian labor market.

 

Name of project: Training SME-s on Legal and Fiscal Aspects

Donor: Financial Rural Fond

Objective of the project: Financial Rural Fond assigned the Albanian Socio Economic Think-Tank the task of training services, related to the clients (SME-s) of the Financial Rural Fond.

 

Name of project: VEVE Group

Donor: Veve Group

Objective of the project: “Sopoti” was a project idea of VEVE Group, which assigned ASET to undertake a market survey for mineral natural and carbonated water of  Spathari source, which is found around 4 km distant from the city of Librazhd.

 

Name of project: Marketing Distribution Ltd – Illustrative Company Profile

Donor: Marketing Distribution Ltd

Objective of the project: Marketing Distribution ltd. had planed to prepare an illustrative company brochure, which would introduce the company as an integral part of the efforts made by the Albanian society to achieve the European standards in commercial services.

 

Name of project: Organizing a Public Debate Aiming to Improve the Relations Between Public Administration and Business Community

Donor: Open Society Foundation for Albania SOROS

Objective of the project: The Albanian Socio Economic Think-tank offered its potentials and expertise, in growing the communication between the public administration and business community.

 

Name of project: Designing and Implementation of a Beneficiary Assessment Survey

Donor: Ministry of Finance - Project Implementation Unit

Objective of the project: ASET in consortium with the Albanian Centre  for Economic Research has developed the project of design and implementation of beneficiary assessment survey in accordance with the Request for Proposal of Micro credit project – IDA Credit, Project of Implementation Unit - Ministry of Finance.

 

Name of project: Survey on Local Fees and Taxes for Business Operating in Albania

Donor: Southeast Europe Enterprise Development – SEED

Objective of the project: This project was designed to have, as a final outcome, a survey of all local fees and taxes for business operating in Albania, with the emphasis on the price differences between municipalities.

 

Name of project: Designing And Implementing Of A MADA Baseline Survey And Carrying Out The Analysis Of The Collected Data. 2001

Donor: Mountain Areas Development Agency

Objective of the project: ASET in consortium with ACER and Agrarian Studies & Project Association in consultation with the MADA officer, will conduct a review of the data already collected by the secondary information sources (Appraisal Report for MADA, The result of irrigation Schemes, District Socio Economic statistics for 2000-2001, Farmer Association Records etc), and will design a set of survey instrument and checklist, as well as sampling plans.

 

Name of project: Consumer Panel Survey. 2003

Donor: coca – cola Italy & Alpine Division

Objective of the project: ASET was contracted by Coca-Cola, Italy & Alpine Division in realizing a customer panel of its products in Albania.

 

Name of project: The Statistical System and His Principal Indicators in Albania.2003

Donor: GTZ

Objective of the project: GTZ, in collaboration with ASET and under the supervision of Economy Ministry, have elaborated a study about the statistical system and his principal indicators in Albania. The purpose of this project was the harmonization of the used methodology by the experts in different institutions regarding this study.

 

Name of project: The Elaboration of a Financial Survey over Companies, Budgetary Institutions which depends from Food and Agricultural Ministry .2003

Donor: Food and Agricultural Ministry

Objective of the project: Food and Agricultural Ministry assigned to ASET the task of elaboration of a financial survey over companies, budgetary institutions which depend from Food and Agricultural Ministry.

 

Name of project: Principles of Market Economy Project.2003

Donor: US-Embassy

Objective of the project: ASET in consortium with Albanian Centre for Economic Research, Centre for Economic and Social Studies and Institute of Economics has developed a project, financed by the US-Embassy, which aimed the improvement of the efficiencies of business and economic sector, stand in the framework of designing a legal and institution system, which faced the problems of business community.

 

Name of project: The Stimulation and The Awareness of Participation of Business Community in Anticorruption Initiatives. 2004

Donor: The Open Society Foundation for Albania SOROS

Objective of the project: The aim of this project is to achieve awareness of the business community for the necessity of fighting the corruption and the role that it has to play in this process and also to transmit messages to Public Administration regarding this fact.

 

Name of project: Survey to Estimate Level of Receivables Financing Need Albania. 2004

Donor: Southeast Europe Enterprise Development – SEED

Objective of the project: This project was designed to have, as a final outcome, a survey regarding the level of receivables financing need in Albania. It contains required information for all parts interested in knowing factoring and the possibility to introduce in Albania.

 

Name of project: The Increase of The Relationships Between NGO-s and Municipality of Vlora. 2005

Donor: The Open Society Foundation for Albania (SOROS)

Objective of the project: The aim of this project is to achieve the stimulation         of collaboration between local NGO-s and Municipality of Vlora. We are developing different activities to promote the necessity of collaboration and the role that these NGO-s have to play in this process and also to transmit messages to Municipality of Vlora regarding this fact.

 

Name of project: Sectorial Studies – Retail and Wholesale of Fuel in Albania. 2005

Donor: Southeast Europe Enterprise Development (SEED)

Objective of the project: This study aims to analyse the retail and wholesale market for fuel products like: gas, jet oil, light oil, diesel, kerosene and heavy oils, including information regarding its main players, both local producers and importers, the demand and supply, technology level and new investments regarding this sector.

 

Name of project: Transforming Potential of E-Government in Albania. 2005

Donor: The Open Society Foundation for Albania SOROS

Objective of the project: The main aim of this project has been the realization of roundtables and the compilation of study regarding the e-Government potential for Albania in order to stimulate the awareness of governmental and public institutions about his transforming potential and about the importance of using it.

 

Name of project: Sectorial Studies – Refrigeratory Capacities in Albania. 2005

Donor: Southeast Europe Enterprise Development (SEED)

Objective of the project: ASET, as a local consulate, in collaboration with SEED has implemented this project, where the main scope was the compilation of a study regarding: The evaluation of installed refrigeratory capacities and the needs for increasing them.

 

Name of project: Urbanization Process and “Industrial Tows

Donor: President of Republic and Council of Ministers of Albania

Objective of the project: This study was ordered by President of Republic and Council of Ministers of Republic of Albania at 1992 in order to get solution for the problem of “Town - factory”

 

Name of project: Economic Policies for Tirana District Development

Donor: Ministry of Economy

Objective of the project: Giving a clear picture of economic development, the future development and some recommendations regarding it.

 

Name of project: Business Migration and Socio Economic Impact

Donor: Friedrich Ebert Foundation Tirana

Objective of the project: It is the first study regarding the businessman migration in Albania and its impact at the socio economic development as well as regional development and regional development policies.

 

Name of project: Conducting a Local Survey to Identify Existing Opportunities for Vocational Training for Returning Migrants and to Outline Gaps in Albania. 2008.

Donor: International Organization for Migration

Objective of the project: In the framework of the Project “Fostering the implementation of the Albanian National Strategy on Migration”, funded by the European Commission and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in close collaboration with the Albanian Government, IOM intends to hire a local Research Entity to conduct a survey on the existing opportunities for vocational training for returned migrants in cooperation with the National Employment Service.

 

Name of project: Regional Integration and Metropolitan Development in South-eastern Europe (Thessalonica, Skopje, Sofia, Tirana)

Donor: European Commission INTERREG III B CADSES Program Project

Objective of the project: This study has the focus on the economic development of the region and the impact of social- economic and demographic factors on it.

 

Name of project: “The eagle and the falcon fly together- AQUIFALC” NNP Italy- Albania INTERREG/CARDS III A 2004-2006 Axis IV. 2008

Donor: European Commission INTERREG/CARDS III

Objective of the project: The network purpose is that to support sustainable mobility from the environmental, social and economic point of views and the application of the Community and national legislation on the mobility management. The Network activities are aimed to the implementation of sustainable mobility policies in the urban and metropolitan areas (Kyoto protocol, fight against climate change, progressive reduction of the dependency from fossil fuels), by means of the: - management of the need for mobility of people and goods; - promotion of transport with a very low environmental impact alternative to the polluting engine traffic; - introduction of ways of living compatible with public health.

 

Name of project: “Annual working plan 2009 agreed by MOLSAEO and UNICEF”.2009

Donor: UNICEF

Objective of the project: The purpose of this project was to support the Government to adopt the policy framework and standards that contribute to improved delivery of public budgets and strengthening the effectiveness of social budgeting for children at national and local level.

 

Name of project: Public perception regarding women participation in elections in Albania, 2009

Donor: UNIFEM

Objective of the project: ASET & ACER have organized the study the Public perception regarding women participation in elections in Albania.

 

Name of project: Towards an open and accessible government at the local level in Fushe-Kruja town. 2009

Donor: LGPA, USAID

Objective of the project: The activity proposed contributes of ASET to Improved Local Governance.In improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of existing revenues and assets, and to encourage the development of “business friendly” municipalities.

In establishing participatory budgeting mechanisms, encouraging citizen involvement in evaluating the quality of service delivery.Increasing the transparency through open council meetings, and an open budget process. Location Fushe-Kruje

 

Name of project: Good governance: transport and infrastructure public policy monitoring. 2009

Donor: Soros Foundation

Objective of the project: The purpose is to improve the transport and infrastructure public policy in Albania.

 

Name of project: DHP project. 2010

Donor: VEVE group

Objective of the project: Study of Hydro Power System at Devoll area.

 

Name of project: CDM project, 2010-2011

Donor: VEVE group

Objective of the project: CDM project

 

Name of project: Translation: Lessons and Recommendations for Improvement: central and Eastern European Administration and Public Policy. 2008-2009

Donor: NISPAcee

Objective of the project: Goal of the project is to translate selected publications from English to Albanian language. The publications are great importance for Albanian universities and institutions for utilization with the purpose to improve students and public servants managerial practices and training systems.

 

Name of project: Translation:”Fiscal and Grant Transfers in Transition Countries: A Critical Perspective”. 2009-2010

Donor: NISPAcee

Objective of the project: Goal of the project is to translate selected publications from English to Albanian language. The publications are great importance for Albanian universities and institutions for utilization with the purpose to improve students and public servants managerial practices and training systems.

 

Name of project: Translation: “Public Management Reforms in Central and Eastern Europe”2009

Donor: NISPAcee

Objective of the project: Goal of the project is to translate selected publications from English to Albanian language. The publications are great importance for Albanian universities and institutions for utilization with the purpose to improve students and public servants managerial practices and training systems.

 

Name of project: Translation: “Public Policy and Administration: Challenges and Synergies”2010-2011

Donor: NISPAcee

Objective of the project: Goal of the project is to translate selected publications from English to Albanian language. The publications are great importance for Albanian universities and institutions for utilization with the purpose to improve students and public servants managerial practices and training systems.

 

Name of project: Workshop. 2010

Donor: Yes Foundation

Objective of the project: Organization of seminar for the project “Responsible Youth Entrepreneurship: Creating a culture of anti-corruption in private sector” lead by YES Foundation, Macedonia.

 

Name of project: A study about the comparative advantage of the Albanian companies, barriers, conditions, using of technology etc. 2010.

Donor: American University of Delaware

Objective of the project: Preparing a study about the comparative advantage of Albanian companies, compare with the regional companies.

 

Name of project: Study of feasibility for the project “rehabilitation of rural roads”. 2009

Donor: MADA

Objective of the project: Realization of the study about the feasibility for the project “rehabilitation of rural roads”

 

Name of project: Improve the role and effectiveness of inclusive education through professional monitoring policies in vocational education funding Shqiperi.2011-2012

Donor: SOROS

Objective of the project: To emphasize the problems regarding professional education in Albania, to draw the conclusions and relevant recommendations about this category of education.

 

Name of project: The effort to encourage and promote the export businesses in the area of medicinal and aromatic plants in Albania.2011-2012

Donor: ABC Foundation

Objective of the project: The effort to encourage and promote the export businesses in the area of medicinal and aromatic plants in Albania.

 

Name of project: Supporting artisan women to engage in private enterprise as a sustainable and income generating activity.2011-2012

Donor: Soros Foundation

Objective of the project: Supporting artisan women to engage in private enterprise as a sustainable activity.

 

Name of project: To verify and assess the social inclusion regarding the state objectives of national strategy 2008-2013. (2012)

Donor: UNICEF,

Objective of the project: To verify and assess the social inclusion regarding the state objectives of national strategy.

 

Name of project: Management of the municipalities’ real estates.2011-2012.

Donor: PROMISE, University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Objective of the project: To develop the inclusive instruments and methods for an efficient management of municipal real estate.

 

Name of project: Towards an inclusive society through the integration of vulnerable groups in the governance of Municipality Unit No.4 in Tirana. (September 2012-April 2013)

Donor: SOROS

Objective of the project: Towards an inclusive society through the integration of vulnerable groups in the governance of Municipality Unit No.4 in Tirana.

 

Name of project: Harmonization of social policies with education policies to prevent the abandonment of education of Roma children in the Unit no 4, Tirana May- December 2013

Donor: AMSHC

Objective of the project: Harmonization of social policies with education policies to prevent the abandonment of education of Roma children in the Unit no 4, Tirana May- December 2013

 

Name of project: Karavasta lagoon lot of potential for tourism but still sleepy, financed by ABC Foundation, 2014.

Donor: ABC Foundation

Objective of the project: The aim of the project is to show the true potential of the Karavasta lagoon. Part of this goal is the publication of a brochure and leaflets with a potential of this tourist area.

Draft material

Brochure

 

Recent Publications

 

ASET released the first issues
of the

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL of Science, Innovation and New Technology

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Recent Projects

TRANSFORMING POTENTIAL OF e-GOVERNMENT IN ALBANIA

The main aim of this project has been the realization of roundtables and the compilation of study regarding the e-Government potential for Albania in order to stimulate the awareness of governmental and public institutions about his transforming potential and about the importance of using it.



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