With the support of GIZ Albania, A.L.T.R.I Center has started implementing the project “Monitoring the implementation of social rights of vulnerable groups at central and local level (Kukës, Elbasan, Librazhd and Pogradec)”. Through this project, the goal is to strengthen the monitoring capacities of the People’s Advocate institution towards local government units in implementing the social rights of vulnerable groups. The project also aims to raise the awareness and information of the vulnerable institutions and groups on the social rights enjoyed by the latter. The project is foreseen to be implemented for a period of 12 months.
Public consultative meeting (Elbasan, Librazhd, Pogradec and Kukes) on the Monitoring Methodology and Evaluation of the People’s Advocate Institution for social services provided by Local Government Units.
In the framework of the project “Monitoring equal distribution of social rights for vulnerable groups at national and local level (Kukës, Elbasan, Librazhd and Pogradec)”, has been drafted the “Monitoring Methodology and Evaluation of the People’s Advocate Institution for social services provided by Local Government Units”. The aim of methodology is to serve as a continuous work tool of the People’s Advocate Institution during the process of monitoring the realization of the social rights of groups in need. In order to have a realistic, efficient and applicable document, they are invited to be involved in the consultation process of the People’s Advocate representative, representatives of the Local Government Unit, representatives of Civil Society Organizations and groups in need.
Development of trainings with representatives of the Local Government Unit on the methodology of monitoring and evaluation of social services provided by Local Government Units (Kukës, Elbasan, Librazhd, Pogradec).
In the framework of the project “Monitoring of the equal distribution of social rights for vulnerable groups at national and local level (Kukes, Elbasan, Librazhd and Pogradec)” trainings were held with representatives of Local Government Units in Kukes, Elbasan, Librazhd and Pogradec. The development of trainings aims to enable representatives of the Ombudsman Institution and Local Government representatives to implement the monitoring methodology during their work. Trainings were conducted in three sessions.
22 March 2019
In the framework of the project “Monitoring and promoting equal distribution of social rights for vulnerable groups at national and local level”, an assessment was carried out in Kukes, Librazhd and Elbasan municipalities regarding the Sustainable Development Goals, measures received, the means used to achieve them and the indicators for their measurement. This assessment focused on the following directions:
- Assess the knowledge’s of municipalities for the Agenda 2030;
- Assess the involvement of SDGs in their strategic and action plans;
- Assess the measures taken and the tools used for their achievement and the indicators for their measurement;
- Identify the specific goal(s) that will be the focus of this project.
This assessment was based on interviews conducted with representatives of these local units, based on a pre-prepared questionnaire, structured mainly by collecting information on SDGs; level of cooperation with the central government within these objectives; concrete actions taken for the implementation of the SDG; establishment of an institutional mechanism for monitoring the achievements of the SDG; the level of training or awareness activities carried out for this process; the impact of these objectives in improving the quality of services to citizens; their involvement in local action strategies and plans; challenges and problems encountered etc.
28 June 2019
The following activity is the development of 4 seminars at the local and central level (Tirana, Elbasan, Librazhd and Kukës). The first seminar was attended by representatives Ombudsman and Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, with the trainers contracted by ALTRI Center and GIZ Albania. Later, representatives of the Ombudsman and representatives of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare participated in the first seminar, held three seminars at local level in Kukes, Elbasan and Librazhd, trained by representatives of these municipalities (ToT).
ALTRI Center for share experience and knowledge regarding the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, held three study visits Pristina:
- Study visit to the Institution of the People’s Advocate in Kosovo;
- Study visit to the Municipality of Pristina;
- Study visit to the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Pristina.
During the meeting participants exchanged experiences related to them:
- The Role of Institutions for the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals;
- Measures taken by the respective states and specifically by the institution representing in the framework of the implementation of the SDG;
- What are the challenges of the institutions in the framework of the monitoring of the implementation of the SDG;
- How can strengthen cooperation between homologue institutions in Albania and Kosovo in the context of increasing staff capacity of these institutions to fulfill SDG.
In the framework of the project “Monitoring and promoting equal distribution of social rights for vulnerable groups at national and local level”, ALTRI Center’s experts in cooperation with representatives of the People’s Advocate Institution monitored 2 selected services:
- Providing Economic Aid;
- Respect for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
For the monitoring of these two services the tools and methods provided in the monitoring methodology were used. To make an assessment of the current situation for these two services and to identify problems / deficiencies related to their provision, the People’s Advocate in cooperation with ALTRI conducted in the municipalities of Elbasan, Librazhd and Kukës:
- Interviews with the responsible municipal employees for these services;
- A survey process with the beneficiaries of the two services;
- Also was conducted the analysis and evaluation of the archive and administrative information available from the institution, narrative reports, legal and sub legal framework.
The People’s Advocate Institution based on the collected data drafted the “Monitoring report on the distribution of economic aid and respect of the rights of the category of Persons with Disabilities”, in which prepared the relevant recommendations for the responsible institutions.
After the drafting of the Monitoring Report, the Ombudsperson Institution, in cooperation with the ALTRI Center, organized 4 consultative and advocacy meetings in order to present the recommendations and discussing them in detail. Present at these meetings was the media, which was conducted four interviews at the local level in order to present recommendations to reach a high number of audience from all citizens.