Projects Portfolio

The Albanian American Trade and Development Association AATDA-AL has implemented solely, or in cooperation with the Albanian American Trade and Development Association of United States (AATDA-US) an impressive number of programs of study, assistance, training, and other. To mention the following projects:

1. Training program for "Business Management and Local Economic Developments", 1999. Funded from USAID (In cooperation with AATDA-US)

2. Training program for "Television Journalism and Media", 1999-2000, Funded from USAID (In cooperation with AATDA-US)

3. Two training sessions on "Local Economic Developments: Public and Private Roles"Dy and a study tour in United States. 1999-2000, Funded from USAID,
(In cooperation with AATDA-US)

4. Seminar/Conference on "Local Economic Developments Along Corridor 8," Struga, June 2000, funded from OSI-LGI
(In cooperation with AATDA-US)

5. "Study on the Capacity Buildings in Albanian Communes Along Corridor 8 for Local Economic Development Planning process",
January-May 2001, funded from Soros Foundation

6. "Albania Business Reform Advocacy Project", October 2000-June 2001 funded from CIPE, Center for International Private Enterprise, Washington DC

7. The Conference "For a Competitive Albania", May 2001 funded from private businesses

8. "Albania Business Reform Advocacy Project II", July 2001-March 2002 funded from CIPE, Center for International Private Enterprise, Washington DC,

9. "Business Reform and Advocacy for improving legal framework", funded from Soros Foundation, May-December 2002

10. "Local Economic Developments Along Corridor 8--Phase II: from Planning to Action" 2002-2003, funded from OSI-LGI
(In cooperation with AATDA-US)

11. Regional Conference "Local Economic Developments Along Corridor 8--Phase II: from Planning to Action" , Sofia May 2003, funded from OSI-LGI
(In cooperation with AATDA-US)

12. "Monitoring and supervising public procurement activities in local government level and increasing the awareness of the business community to improve public procurement and reduce corruption" funded, from MSI-USAID, 2002-2003

13. "Improving capacities of local procurement units of local governments and awareness of the business community for a larger participation in public procurement activities", funded from Small Grants Program of the American Embassy, 2003-2004

14. "Shareholder Rights in Improving Corporate Governance Practices in Albania and the Awareness campaign to Increase the Shareholders' Role in Improving the Business environment", funded from CIPE, Center for International Private Enterprise, Washington DC, 2003-2004

15. " Promotion of the public debate on the development of production sector and growth of Albanian Exports", funded from Soros Foundation, May-December 2003

16. Survey on "The potential for Services Business Sector in Albania", funded from OECD, 2003

17. Conference " Corporate Governance in South East Europe and in Albania", February 2004, joint activity of the Tirana Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the AATDA-AL

18. "Local Economic Developments Along Corridor 8--Phase III-Road to Regional Integration", 2003-2004, funded from OSI-LGI
(In cooperation with AATDA-US)

19. B2B missions in the region: 2002-2005- Tirana, Kosova, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, etc.

20. Organization of 2 business mission US-Albania and 3 business missions to the United States (In cooperation with AATDA-US)

21. "Research on Status of implementation of Principles and Practices of Corporate Governance in Albania": funded from Soros Foundation May- October 2005

22. "Improving capacities for public procurement in local government level and increase of performance in using public funds", December 2005 - June 2006, funded from Small Grants Program of the American Embassy

23. "Establishment of a group of trainers and local experts for public procurement in local governance": July-December 2006 funded from Royal Netherlands Embassy

24. "Pilot Project for assisting the improvement of public procurement capacities in a number of communes of Tirana and Durresi area": July -October 2006, funded from Small Grants Program of the World Bank Office in Tirana

25. "Implementing analysis on public funds from local governments and monitoring the use of public funds": funded from Soros Foundation December 2006- August 2007.

26. "Improving Corporate Governance in Albania": funded mainly from CIPE (Center for International Private Enterprise) and in part from IFC-PEPSE Corporate Governance Project and the AATDA-AL, November 2006-January 2008