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Public Information Center

 Hours & Location

Hours:

Monday to Friday
8.30 to 17.00

Location:

The Library of Faculty of Economy,  Tirana University
"Rr. Elbasanit" Tirana

Contact Info:

Kozeta Haxhiaj   Public Information Assistant

     Tel: (355 4) 280 650/1     Fax: (355 4) 240 590 khaxhiaj@worldbank.org

Logo a PIC Albanias April 2005

Welcome to the PIC site of the World Bank in Albania!  

Come and visit our PIC!  There is always something new!

The World Bank's Public Information Center (PIC) in Tirana makes World Bank Group information available to the public in an effort to disseminate its work to the widest possible audience. This is in support of the World Bank's policy of disclosure about its activities and open access to its documents.

Based on a partnership agreement with the Faculty of Economics, Tirana University, PIC is located and functions at the premises of the Library of this  Faculty. Our Mission is to bring the World Bank closer to the Albanian people by developing a strong partnership between the Bank and the citizens, the real beneficiaries of the World Bank’s operations in the country. PIC aims at giving the external audiences a resource center to over 1500 titles published by the World Bank on development issues.

It is a space where information and documents on World Bank development operations, economic data, and strategies about Albania and other countries, can be accessed easily at workstations designed for public use. In addition, PIC hosts promoting activities such as book launches, seminars, and other community outreach events.

The Albania Public Information Center's services include:

  • On-line access to World Bank Group project documents, reports, and publications;
  • Access to development and research sites on the Internet;
  • Access to a special collection of CDs and videotapes on development; and
  • Access to development-related publications by international institutions, the government, and NGOs.

 More on the World Bank's Information Disclosure Policy

WHO BENEFITS FROM THE PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTER SERVICES?

Public Information Centers are open to the public. No fee is required to use the PIC. Users can access information from the Internet and thousands of World Bank publications and other development related materials.

WHAT SERVICES ARE OFFERED?

The Public Information Center's services include: 

  • Online access to World Bank Group project documents, reports, and publications.
  • Access to development and research sites on the Internet.
  • Access to a special collection of CDs and videotapes on development.
  • Access to development-related publications by international institutions, the government, and NGOs.
  • Access to the online databases of the World Bank. More information is available on the site of the Joint World Bank and IMF Library.


WHAT REPORTS AND DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE?


Among the Reports and Documents available at the Public Information Center are:

  • Information on the Ongoing projects in Albania
  • Project Information Documents (PIDs). These are documents that give brief summaries of evolving projects. They are updated and expanded as the project preparation proceeds.
  • Project Appraisal Documents (PADs). These contain descriptions of a project and the plan for its implementation, including procurement procedures. They are made available to the public after presentation to the World Bank's Board.
  • Economic Sector Reports. These include macroeconomic analysis of the country's economy, analyses of major economic sectors and other reports on specific issues, such as poverty assessment, etc.
  • Environmental Assessments (EAs). EAs are detailed studies required for projects likely to have significant impact on the environment. Such studies are available before the final appraisal of the viability of the project.
  • Loan (or Development Credit) Agreements. These are records of loan amounts and terms and conditions on which the loan is made. It also records the borrower's general commitment to the project objectives. It is made available to the public after the loan agreement is signed and declared effective or ready for disbursement.
  • Bidding and consultant documents. These provide guidelines for borrowers and their implementing agencies in the procurement of goods, works and consulting services.
  • UN Development Business.  A United Nations publication that publishes general procurement notices for goods, works, and services to be procured through international competitive bidding for each Bank-financed project.


WORLD BANK PUBLICATIONS AND DOCUMENTS ONLINE

Many World Bank reports, publications, and other documents related to Albania are  available online  to read free of charge.


PURCHASING WORLD BANK PUBLICATIONS

World Bank reports and publications on Albania are also available for purchase online.


WORLD BANK DEPOSITORY LIBRARY IN ALBANIA

In Albania, World Bank publications can be consulted at a Depository Library, enabling the public with research needs to access major publications on topics covered by the Bank. The Depository Library receives all official World Bank publications which include all sectoral  Publications and Reports released by the WB Country Office in Albania. To make use of all these documents you can visit the Depository Library in Tirana at the address below.

                                                              

Contact Information
tel: + 355 4 2273 056 / 7 / 8
fax: + 355 4 2273 059

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday

Visitors: 08.30 – 20.30

Location
University of New York in Tirana
Rruga "Komuna e Parisit"

Tirana-Albania




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