Several innovative practices have been introduced as part of the programme's work in North Albania:
Public waste services have been introduced primarily in urban centers. Meanwhile, the coverage in rural areas is still very limited. Municipalities experience difficulties in coping with this function due to its complexity and costs. The project supports municipalities in waste treatment plans, cost and tariff analysis as well as the link to financial planning. A curriculum on waste management planning, monitoring and evaluation was developed by the project and is currently taught by the Albanian School of Public Administration – thus reaching all municipalities.