Albania Local Finance Policy Note : Programmatic Public Expenditure and Institutional Review

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Policy Notes
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World Bank
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2014-07-18T22:31:15Z
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2014-07-18T22:31:15Z
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2008-09-02
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2021-04-23T14:03:45Z
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Albania has undertaken major reforms in its system of local government finance since 2000. What had been a system in which local functions were ambiguous and financing was largely provided through tightly controlled earmarked grants is now one in which functions are relatively clear and local governments have more autonomy over the allocation of funds. A new system of competitive grants for infrastructure investment has been introduced. Parliament has enacted a new law on local borrowing. Within this framework, however, several controversies remain which are addressed in this policy note. In the long term Albania must also grapple with certain organizational issues. One is the role of regional governments, which now lack any major clearly defined function. While the Government's decentralization strategy proposes a range of possible functions for regional governments, most of these roles could be carried out through other means. The other organizational issue is the consolidation of small communes. The Government's decentralization strategy proposes the eventual consolidation of small local governments into larger units. International experience, however, suggests that the efficiency gains of consolidation are limited and may not be sufficient to justify the political costs of doing so. Efforts to consolidate local governments should consider alternative solutions such as inter-municipal agreements and joint service companies before proceeding.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2008/09/9857742/albania-local-finance-policy-note-programmatic-public-expenditure-institutional-review
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/18920
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English
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en_US
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Washington, DC
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Public expenditure review (PER);
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN
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ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS
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AGGREGATE DEBT
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ARREARS
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BENEFICIARIES
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BENEFICIARY
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BLOCK GRANTS
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BUDGET CONSTRAINTS
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BUDGETING
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BUSINESS LICENSES
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BUSINESS TAX REVENUE
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CALCULATION
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CAPITAL ALLOCATION
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CAPITAL GRANTS
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CAPITAL INVESTMENT
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CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
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CAPITAL MARKET
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CAPITAL MARKETS
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CASH PAYMENTS
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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT GUARANTEES
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CENTRAL GOVERNMENTS
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CITIES
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
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COMMUNITY SERVICES
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CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS
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CONTRIBUTION
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CONTRIBUTIONS
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CURRENT RATE
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DEBT
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DEBT LIMITATIONS
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DEBT SERVICE
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DEBT STOCK
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DECENTRALIZATION
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DEFICITS
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DELINQUENT CUSTOMERS
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DEPRECIATION
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT
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EQUALIZATION
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EXPENDITURE RESPONSIBILITIES
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EXPENDITURES
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FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION
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GARBAGE COLLECTION
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GENERAL PUBLIC
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GOVERNMENT BORROWING
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GOVERNMENT BUDGET
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GOVERNMENT DEBT
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GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE
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GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
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GOVERNMENT FINANCE
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GOVERNMENT FUNDING
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GOVERNMENT GUARANTEES
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GOVERNMENT INVESTMENTS
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GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES
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GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
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GRACE PERIODS
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GRANT ALLOCATION
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GRANT ALLOCATIONS
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GRANT DISTRIBUTION
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GRANT PROGRAMS
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HEALTH INSURANCE
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HOUSING
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INCOME TAX
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INFORMATION SYSTEM
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INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
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INSURANCE
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INTEREST RATES
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INTERGOVERNMENTAL TRANSFERS
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INTERNATIONAL BORROWING
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INTERNATIONAL MARKETS
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INVESTMENT DECISIONS
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INVESTMENT FINANCING
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INVESTMENT FUNDS
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INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
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ISSUANCE
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LACK OF TRANSPARENCY
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LAND MANAGEMENT
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LARGE CITIES
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LARGE COMPANIES
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LAWS
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LEGISLATION
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LEVEL OF EDUCATION
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LIABILITY
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LICENSES
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LOAN
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LOCAL AUTONOMY
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LOCAL BUSINESS
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LOCAL FINANCE
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT BORROWING
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVENUES
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT SPENDING
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LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
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LOCAL SPENDING
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LOCAL TAXES
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LONG TERM DEBT
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LOW INCOME
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MIGRATION
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MUNICIPAL
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MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE
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MUNICIPAL REVENUE
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MUNICIPAL SERVICES
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MUNICIPALITIES
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NATIONAL INVESTMENT
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OPERATING REVENUE
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OUTREACH PROGRAM
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OWNERSHIP DATA
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PAYMENT OF DEBT
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PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS
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PENSION
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PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS
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PERSONAL INCOME
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POVERTY RATES
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PRIVATE BANKS
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PRIVATE CAPITAL
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PRIVATE FINANCIAL SECTOR
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PROPERTY TAX
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PROPERTY TAX ADMINISTRATION
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PROPERTY TAXES
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PROVISIONS
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PUBLIC
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PUBLIC BORROWING
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PUBLIC EXPENDITURE
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PUBLIC INVESTMENT
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PUBLIC RESOURCES
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PUBLIC SECTOR
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PUBLIC SERVICES
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PUBLIC SPENDING
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PUBLIC WORKS
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RAPID GROWTH
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RATES OF RETURN
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REAL ESTATE
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RECURRENT COST
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RECURRENT COSTS
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RECURRENT EXPENDITURES
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REVENUE ASSIGNMENT
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REVENUE COLLECTION
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ROADS
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SALARIES
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SALES
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SECONDARY EDUCATION
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SECURITIES
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SENIOR
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SEWERAGE SERVICES
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SHAREHOLDERS
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SHORT TERM DEBT
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SMALL BUSINESS
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SMALL BUSINESSES
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SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
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SOCIAL PROTECTION
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SOCIAL SECURITY
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SOCIAL SERVICES
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SOLID WASTE COLLECTION
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STAKEHOLDERS
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STREETS
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STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT
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SUBNATIONAL GOVERNMENTS
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SUPERVISORY BOARD
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TARIFF REVENUE
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TAX
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TAX ASSIGNMENT
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TAX COLLECTIONS
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TAX RATE
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TAX REVENUE
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TAX REVENUES
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TAX SHARING
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TAXATION
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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TRANSPARENCY
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TRANSPORT
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TREASURY
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TURNOVER
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URBAN DEVELOPMENT
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URBAN MIGRATION
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URBAN PLANNING
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URBAN POPULATION
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URBAN SERVICES
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UTILITIES
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VALUABLE
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VALUATION
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VALUATIONS
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VARIABLE INTEREST RATES
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WAGE
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WAGES
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WATER SUPPLY
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WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS
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WORTH
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Albania Local Finance Policy Note : Programmatic Public Expenditure and Institutional Review
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Economic & Sector Work :: Policy Note
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Economic & Sector Work
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2008/09/9857742/albania-local-finance-policy-note-programmatic-public-expenditure-institutional-review
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Governance
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Finance and Markets
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Governance
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yes
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000333037_20080917235612
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9857742
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44109
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2008/09/17/000333037_20080917235612/Rendered/PDF/441090ESW0P10410Box334058B01PUBLIC1.pdf
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Europe and Central Asia
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Health and other social services :: Health
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Water, sanitation and flood protection :: General water, sanitation and flood protection sector
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Transportation :: General transportation sector
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Public Administration, Law, and Justice :: General public administration sector
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Education :: General education sector
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Public sector governance :: Other public sector governance
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Public sector governance :: Other accountability/anti-corruption
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Social dev/gender/inclusion :: Indigenous peoples
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Public Sector Economics
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Urban Development :: Municipal Financial Management
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Urban Development :: Urban Economics
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Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Debt Markets
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Public Sector Development
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Poverty Reduction/Econ Mngmt (ECSPE)
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