Dritan Agolli

General Administrator of the City Municipality
Tirana, Albania
Focus Area(s): 
City Management
Interviewers: 
Itumeleng Makgetla
Country of Reform: 
Albania
Town/City: 
Tirana
Country: 
Albania
Date of Interview: 
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Abstract 
Dritan Agolli discusses the municipal reforms that took place in Tirana, Albania, when Edi Rama became mayor of the city in 2000. He talks about the administration’s efforts to reduce illegal construction, improve infrastructure, and tackle special interests. He details how city administrators were able to improve facades, rebuild roads, clean city parks, and build playgrounds. He also discusses how private-public partnerships helped overhaul the city’s public transportation. Finally, he explains how Rama motivated Tirana’s municipal staff and successfully changed the attitude of its citizens. 
 
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At the time of this interview, Dritan Agolli was the general administrator of the city municipality of Tirana, Albania. He served in several important positions in the municipality under the mayor, Edi Rama, first as the general director of Public Works and then the general director of Urban Planning before becoming the general administrator. Prior to moving to Tirana, Agolli was cleaning supervisor in the city of Fier, Albania. Agolli was part of Tirana’s municipal team that radically improved city infrastructure and service delivery from 2000 to 2010.

Language: 
English
Nationality of Interviewee: 
Albanian
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Keywords 
investment
legalization
private-public partnership
build support
Reform sequencing
integration
reconstruction
monitoring
infrastructure
municipal enterprise
pay taxes
survey
capacity
donors
management
budget