Manual on sustainability of civil society organisations
Project cycle management with inter-LGU focus
Tropoja Functional Area Program
Assessment of relations between Parliament and CSO
Study on ”Good practices, lessons learned and road towards the future: Cooperation between the Assembly, Civil Society and Independent Institutions.” (OSCE Albania, October 2012-April 2013)
The study aimed at assessing relations between these important institutions as well as to suggest future activities to better harmonize them and their coordinating mechanisms. Specific objectives of the assessment study were (1) to assess perceptions relating to interaction practices between the Assembly, Independent Institutions, and Civil Society Organizations in the legislative and oversight processes and (2) to identify the institutional capacity, needs and opportunities of the Albania’s Assembly for a better participation of Independent Institutions, and Civil Society Organizations in its work. The assessment study was organized by the Assembly of Albania and the OSCE Presence in Albania. The assessment study methodology included: Review of existing legislation and information provided by the Assembly’s Administration and other institutions regarding cooperation between the Assembly and Independent Institutions (IIs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs); Consultations with the Monitoring Service and other departments of the Assembly; Self-administered questionnaires completed by Members of Parliament (MPs) and staff of Assembly’s Administration and representatives of IIs and CSOs; and Data analysis and development of the assessment study. Four parliamentary Committees, four IIs, and eight CSOs participated in this assessment study. Participants were selected in close cooperation with the Monitoring Service. Participating MPs were from the majority as well as opposition. The study focused on the current Legislature (XVIII), especially the 2011-2012 period. In addition, practices and experience from neighboring countries including Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia relating to involvement of interest groups in the legislation process were also included. (Download the publication here)
Impact Assessment of CAAHT Programs
Impact Assessment of CAAHT Coordination, Capacity Building with Grantees, and Prevention Services. (Creative Associates; May-August 2009).
In the framework of the Coordinated Action Against Human Trafficking (CAAHT) Program, the Creative Associates International (CAI) contracted ANTTARC to conduct the two assessment studies relating to the impact of CAAHT regarding (a) Coordination and Capacity Building with Grantees and (b) Prevention Services.
Regarding the Coordination and Capacity Building with Grantees, the assessment objectives were: (1) To assess the impact of CAAHT coordination methodology and activities; (2) To identify which coordination techniques are most effective; and (3) To assess the impact of CAAHT capacity building efforts on project partners. The assessment focused on two components:
Coordination of anti-trafficking (AT) actions. (Download the publication here)
Regarding the Prevention Services, the assessment objectives included: a) Assessment of the impact of CAAHT grantee prevention services; and b) Identification of which prevention service techniques were most effective. (Download the publication here)
The assessment methodology was based on the appreciative inquiry approach.
Public Opinion Survey
Public Opinion Survey regarding services provided by Social Insurance Institute (SII/World Bank, 2010).
In the framework of the World Bank funded Social Services Delivery Project (SSDP), ANTTARC has closely collaborated with the Social Insurance Institute of Albania to design and conduct the Public Opinion Survey. It aimed at realizing an overall picture about the citizens’ knowledge and awareness of the social insurance system in Albania, types of beneficiaries, and payment of contributions. Based on the analysis of the survey data, conclusions and recommendations regarding different issues including citizens’ awareness of the right to pension, informing people on benefits from and contributions ti SII, and improvement of the pensions’ administration by SII were presented. The survey was conducted in all 12 regions of Albania where there are Social Insurance Directories including Berat, Dibër, Durrës, Elbasan, Fier, Gjirokastër, Korçë, Kukës, Lezhë, Shkodër and Tiranë. Different methods were used to ensure the necessary information including review of SII documents (also including the Communications Strategy developed by SII), interviews, and observation of the individual behavior. 2730 people were interviewed representing different categories according to age, gender, their relations with SII, and education level. (Download the publication here)
Rural Development in Puka District (AGROPUKA, 2012).
In the framework of the Phase 1 of the We Effect funded project “To Contribute to the Sustainable Improvement of the Livelihood of People in Puka Rural Areas” (2011-2013), ANTTARC has supported AGROPUKA experts to design and conduct a study on Rural Development in Puka District. The study aimed at assessing the situation of rural development in this district and providing other stakeholders focusing on Puka with information about the district. Specific objectives of the study included: (a) Analysing the situation regarding rural development in Puka; and (b) Identifying problems, successes, and needs and priority intervention areas. Information was ensured through review of existing studies, statistics, and other documents as well as interviews with representatives of local institutions including local government, agriculture, education, health, social security, and employment. (Download the publication here)
Study on Economic and Social Situation of Korca District. (DORCAS International Albania, 2007-2008).
ANTTARC was contracted by Dorcas Inernational Albania to design and conduct a study on social and economic situation in Korca District. The study aimed at assessing the social and economic situation in the District of Korca relating to the 2005-2006 period and to present a material that can be used by partner organizations of Dorcas in Albania to identify their future strategic objectives. Specific objectives of the study include: (a) to analyze the situation in the agriculture, education, health, employment and social assistance sectors in the District of Korca; and (b) to identify achievements, problems, needs, and priority intervention areas in accordance with missions of partner organizations of Dorcas in Korca. The study included an analysis of information and statistical data regarding agriculture, education, health, employment and social assistance sectors. Information was collected through primary sources (interviews with representatives of local institutions) and secondary sources (information and data collected from different governmental and non-governmental sources). In this framework, 19 employees of partner organizations of Dorcas in Korca including education, health, agriculture, social assistance and employment workers, etc., at both regional and district level were interviewed. Also, official documents and other statistical data published about the social-economic conditions in the District of Korca during last two years were considered. (Download the publication here)