USAID Collective Action to Reduce Gender-Based Violence (CARE-GBV) initiative launched a small grants program. Deadline for applications March 17, 2021.
One social media/on-line engagement specialist and two qualitative assessment consultants
Happy holidays from the DPI team!
USAID Justice System Strengthening Program (JSSP) ended it’s five-year run this November, leaving a valuable legacy with the Kosovo judiciary, including improved efficiency, transparency, cooperation with the civil society, and digital tools helping quick and easy access to justice.
Over the past three years, the Moldovan judiciary has benefited from $7.5 million worth of assistance from the American people through the USAID Open Justice Project to implement several state-of-the-art IT solutions and strengthen institutional capacity in the justice sector
Feteh officially launched its ICT Expansion Support for the Federal Courts, continuing the support for vital ICT reform activities by developing a new automated Case Management Information System and Digital Records and Archive Information System.
With the support of USAID Judicial Systems Strengthening Program, Kosovo citizens can now have a unique insight into their court system with information and services available on-line, at their new home on the internet - the “My Court" portal.
Videoconferencing was first piloted in Moldovan courts and penitentiaries in November 2018. Since then, approximately 8.500 remote court hearings have been conducted, making considerable savings in costs related to transporting and escorting detainees to court hearings.
On October 26, 2020, the USAID Rule of Law Project organized a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Information Point installed in the Belgrade Higher Court to enable easy access for citizens to information necessary for their interactions with the court.
Pandemic or not, high-profile organized crime and corruption cases generate public attention and media coverage that judicial institutions cannot leave unattended and without a proper response. Crisis is avoided by communicating proactively, and timely informing the citizens.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
USAID Judicial Systems Strengthening Program delivered many milestones in partnership with judicial institutions in Kosovo related to improved efficiency, and greater transparency of court operations. The latest achievement includes the development of a case lookup tool.
Feteh organized a comprehensive training program on the new Administrative Procedure Law for Ministers, heads of administrative agencies, senior government officials, experts of administrative agencies, and Attorney General Office (AGO) attorneys and personnel.
The pandemic has changed the way we function in both our private and professional lives in more ways than one. Operating in a virtual environment has also become a reality for Kosovo courts this summer as the first remote hearing took place in the Basic Court of Ferizaj in July.
With the assistance of the USAID Justice Systems Strengthening Programe, the courts in Kosovo have succeeded in institutionalizing efficient procedures and resources to help with the problem of case backlog.
Our Judiciary Against Corruption Activity (JACA) in Bosnia and Herzegovina donated $2,200.00 worth of personal protective equipment to the Sarajevo Municipal Court to enable a safer environment for court staff and visitors.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
To support the safe reopening of the Federal Courts to the public, as well as the safe operations of the Attorney General’s Office, USAID’s Feteh Activity in Ethiopia provided COVID-19 personal protective equipment which was equally distributed between the two institutions.
For the past three years, the USAID Judicial Systems Strengthening Program was working with the stakeholders in Kosovo judicial institutions on introducing a range of tools that would help with managing the caseload and preventing the inflation of courts' case inventories.
In July 2020, the Government of Serbia adopted the new 2020-2025 Judicial Development Strategy. Intensive technical assistance extended by the USAID Rule of Law Project led to an inclusive consultative process and the new reform framework for the Serbian judiciary.
USAID Rule of Law Project in Serbia supports different electronic services for the Serbian judiciary, including the electronic notice board for the enforcement procedure, and upgrades to the existing case management systems in courts and the State Attorney’s Office.
The USAID Judiciary Against Corruption Activity (JACA) conducted an on-line workshop for court presidents, chief prosecutors, and public relations officers to discuss challenges the pandemic has posed to communication in courts and prosecutor's offices.
Bosnia and Herzegovina