The Decentralisation and Local Development Project (dldp) has started its second Phase in- March 2010 and it lasted until February2013. The project area covers 33 Local Government Units (LGUs) in Shkodra and 21 in Lezhe Qark. The total population of the region is around 554’000 persons, of which 40 % live in urban areas and approx. 30 % below the poverty line (2004).
The main goal of the dldp is: capacities of municipalities and communes in Shkodra and Lezhe are strengthened contributing to improved regional development in Northern Albania and decentralization reform at national level.