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The Nexus between Diaspora and Socio-Economic Development

By Ermal Frasheri

On the eve of the Diaspora Summit in Albania, I gave an interview on the morning show 7pa5 at VizionPlus TV where I discussed the nexus between diaspora and socio-economic development. This is the first Diaspora Summit in Albania, and there is a lot of expectation and good will to turn it into a regular event where the energy of a diaspora could be harnessed to transform Albania.... Read more about The Nexus between Diaspora and Socio-Economic Development

Seeking Feedback from Albanian-Americans for Albanian Diaspora Summit

Albanian-Americans, we are looking for your help in connection with the Albanian Diaspora Summit which is being held in Tirana from November 18-20.

The Summit has a rich program with cultural and thematic events, panel discussions, field trips, and plenary sessions to raise issues and create synergies between Albania and its large diaspora. The organizing committee is also working on setting up a mechanism for online and virtual participation, the details of which will be forthcoming. 

In addition to our government hosts, Ambassador Donald Lu has graciously...

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Albania's Credit Market

By Duygu Guven and Mykola Miagkyi

Credit market activity in Albania has been sluggish in recent years in spite of low and declining interest rates. The economy lost its growth momentum after 2009. Investment and lending activity slowed down substantially despite low interest rates, relative macroeconomic resilience, and available capacity in the private sector to take on more debt. .... Read more about Albania's Credit Market

Now Seeking Interns for 2016 Summer Program in Albania

The Summer Internship Program of the Economic Growth in Albania Project is now recruiting Master's level students to spend summer in Albania.

The Center for International Development (CID) under the direction of Professor Ricardo Hausmann is conducting a four-year project with the Government of Albania. CID helped the government develop an economic growth strategy, based on increasing economic productivity, fostering regional integration, and positioning the government on sound financial footing. Under the supervision of Professor Matt Andrews, CID has put in place government teams...

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