Albania

ALB
Policy Papers & Briefs
December 1997
Albania

This paper includes, as an annex, Law No. 7693, "On Urban Planning," from the People's Assembly of the Republic of Albania. Conceptually, this law has five major parts: (1) planning generally, (2) getting construction permission, (3) special provisions for tourist zones, (4) special provisions for military zones and zones with singular (that is, archaeological, historical, or cultural) value, and (5) penalties for violations. These parts are described and discussed.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2006
Albania

In the turmoil of a rapidly changing economy the Albanian government needs accurate and timely information for management of their natural resources and formulation of land-use policies. The transformation of the forestry sector has required major changes in the legal, regulatory and management framework.

Conference Papers & Reports
December 2002
Hungary
Albania
Bulgaria
Romania

Present-day Central and Eastern European agriculture is characterized by a high incidence of small-scale farmers who are not producing for the market. This paper uses household level data from comparative farm surveys in Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania to analyze which farm household characteristics and endowments influence commercialization and subsistence farming.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2012
Albania

Local governance based on institutions for collective action can help overcome social dilemmas in natural and agricultural resource management. A common path towards local governance is decentralisation, and within this context, a transfer of property rights from central government to local resource users. Yet, despite the successes of many decentralisation policies, the phenomenon of elite capture remains a risk. Our paper investigates elite capture in Albania’s Lake Ohrid fishing region. We aim to contribute to the state of knowledge by identifying determinants for elite capture.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 1997
Slovenia
Macedonia
Slovakia
Hungary
Croatia
Albania
Germany
Italy
United Kingdom
Austria
Czech Republic
Netherlands

The registration system of immovable property in Albania was chosen for four basic reasons: (1) it protects the right of immovable property owners by providing strong and reliable evidence about ownership and other interests in immovable properties; (2) it is simple and inexpensive to administer and maintain; (3) it provides the public with easily accessible information which they need to buy and sell, mortgage, and rent immovable property, thereby providing the basis for a market-oriented economy; and, (4) it permits the building of a Geographical Information System with property informati

Journal Articles & Books
December 2008
Albania
Europe

Land management policies for coastal areas are confronted with increased pressures of land development and urbanisation. Across the northern Mediterranean countries, governments have adopted policies and implemented incentive and regulatory instruments to manage this phenomenon. For transition countries, the application of these instruments is less effective due to the weakness of the institutional framework.The Albanian coastal area is suffering for the last ten years from an anarchic urbanisation of its former agricultural land.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2008
Albania

The paper uses up-to-date household data from two Northern-Albanian regions. It summarisessocio-economic facts on taking up remunerative non-farm employment and identifies thedeterminants of non-farm income diversification at the farm household level based on a binarylogistic regression. Furthermore, the paper provides insight in the northern-Albanian farmingstructure, migration patterns, attitudes towards and reasons for income diversification into thenon-farm sector.

Journal Articles & Books
May 2013
Albania

Creation of the Land Information System integrated in the Geographical Information System (GIS) is the main objective of this article in assisting local Government for the sustainable management of land resources. Through this study it was made possible to provide a spatial database at communal level, was also carried out the study of soil and land suitability, data on land use, analysis on land use changes and agricultural land urbanization. The geographical space, in which LIS is set, which is also the objective of this study is Shales commune, Elbasani district.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2008
Albania
Europe

Land management policies for coastal areas are confronted with increased pressures of land development and urbanisation. Across the northern Mediterranean countries, governments have adopted policies and implemented incentive and regulatory instruments to manage this phenomenon. For transition countries, the application of these instruments is less effective due to the weakness of the institutional framework.The Albanian coastal area is suffering for the last ten years from an anarchic urbanisation of its former agricultural land.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 1997
Albania

This report has been prepared as one effort to assist the Albanian government in formulating a policy approach appropriate to the conditions and culture of their country. The goal of this report is to examine the approach to agricultural land protection in other parts of the world, for the lessons they can provide to Albania. There is little recent literature on the subject of agricultural land protection policies. Most of the articles found in the English-language literature are six to ten years old, and in turn often rely on other sources that are several years older still.