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  • Public-Sector-Reform-What-Works-and-Why 05.05.2008

    The effectiveness of a country's public sector is vital to the success of development activities. Sound financial management, an efficient civil service and administrative policy, fair collection of taxes, and transparent operations that are relatively free of corruption all contribute to good delivery of public services. In recognition of these links, the World Bank has stepped up its support for public sector reform in recent years.

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  • Albanian laws on legalization and urban planning 29.04.2008

    This is a set of legalization and urban planning laws adopted by the Republic of Albania, important for the Urban Integration of Informal Settlements project activities in the Municipality of Sukth.

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  • Solid Waste Management Task Force Meeting in Sarajevo, 10 April 2008 10.04.2008

    DSC00211 NALAS Task Force on Solid Waste Management met in Sarajevo, on April 10-11 2008. The meeting was hosted by the Bosnian Association of Towns and Municipalities and its purpose was to review current results of the task force and to develop new project proposals. Based on the Action Plan and list of problems, the task force members agreed on the priorities to be discussed in the following period, developed project ideas and agreed to form teams of 3-4 experts per topic to develop full project proposals.

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  • Urban Integration of Informal Settlements Workshop in Sukth, 10 April 2008 10.04.2008

    Photo-0090 The Municipality of Sukth is one of the two pilot municipalities of the Urban Integration of Informal Settlements project. To mark the official start of activities in this municipality, a kick-off workshop was organized by the Association of Albanian Municipalities on 10 April 2008.

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  • Urban Integration of Informal Settlements Workshop in Sukth, 10 April 2008 10.04.2008

    The Municipality of Sukth is one of the two pilot municipalities of the Urban Integration of Informal Settlements project. To mark the official start of activities in this municipality, a kick-off workshop was organized by the Association of Albanian Municipalities on 10 April 2008.

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  • Eco-buildings Conference : how buildings can reduce energy consumption? 07.04.2008

    qqqq How do Eco-buildings contribute to reduce energy consumption? This will be one of the main themes of the second symposium of Eco-buildings Projects, organized by the European Commission together with the city of Stuttgart, on 7-8 April, in Stuttgart. The conference will offer various presentations dealing with the lessons learned from the Eco-buildings projects. Speakers will include the mayor of Stuttgart and vice president of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions Wolfgang Schuster; representatives from The European Commission and Parliament; as well as experts in the field of sustainable architecture. The building sector is at present responsible for more than 40% of EU energy consumption declares Mayor of Stuttgart Wolfgang Schuster. There are technologies under development, which could substantially improve the energy performance in buildings. This is what Eco-buildings projects want to show.

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  • Fiscal Decentralization Task Force Meeting in Sarajevo, 7-8 April 2008 07.04.2008

    TN_DSC00117 The fourth meeting of the NALAS Task Force on Fiscal Decentralization was held on 7-8 April in Sarajevo. Municipal financial experts from 10 member associations participated at the event. The purpose of the meeting was to present and discuss the first results of the NALAS projects in the field of fiscal decentralization, as well as to develop and review new project ideas to be submitted for funding.

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  • Fiscal Decentralization Task Force Meeting in Sarajevo, 7-8 April 2008 07.04.2008

    The fourth meeting of the NALAS Task Force on Fiscal Decentralisation was held on 7-8 April in Sarajevo. Municipal financial experts from 10 member associations participated at the event. The purpose of the meeting was to present and discuss the first results of the NALAS projects in the field of fiscal decentralisation, as well as to develop and review new project ideas to be submitted for funding.

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  • European Climate Conference in Rovigo, 2-4 April 2008 03.04.2008

    rovigo_conference “Small and medium sized communities are called on to vigorously engage in climate protection, and build on Local Renewables best practice. It is time for radical change.” This is the main message from the European Climate Conference “Climate protection and Renewable Energy: Medium and Small Communities facing the challenge” held in Rovigo, Italy during 2 - 4 April 2008. The NALAS Task Force on Energy Efficiency was represented at the conference by Ms Ada Ilia from the Association of Albanian Municipalities and Mr Sazan Ibrahimi from the Association of Kosovo Municipalities.

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  • European Climate Conference in Rovigo, 2-4 April 2008 03.04.2008

    Local decision-makers have a critical opportunity, and a responsibility, to address mitigation at a community level. They also need to address the impacts of climate change, assess what this means for their communities and develop adaptation actions, to improve the resilience of their communities.

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