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Bulgaria

Tetra Tech worked to strengthen the institutional capability of the Bulgarian Government to prevent corruption and increase government transparency and accountability. Tetra Tech provided grants and targeted technical assistance to civil society organizations to encourage participation in and oversight of government activities. The project provided technical assistance, training, and support to strengthen the capacity of internal and external audit institutions and the audit units of government ministries. The project also worked to increase civil society involvement in anticorruption initiatives.


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Macedonia

Tetra Tech worked with the Macedonian judiciary and the non-governmental sector to improve justice sector performance, transparency, and accountability. The project formulated and implemented changes to the legal framework to foster an independent judiciary. Tetra Tech also worked to develop and implement case management practices to address backlogs and reduce delay. The team also supported the legal training institution and, on a pilot basis, introduced and improved automation in the courts. 


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Albania

In a World Bank-funded project, Tetra Tech helped draft a manual on legislative drafting for the Government of Albania. The purpose of the manual was to clarify and institutionalize the process of drafting key legislation, from policy development to implementation. Drawing on international best practices and tailored to the local legal and cultural context, the manual was accepted, translated into Albanian, and put into use by the Government of Albania.


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Tetra Tech worked on a 3-year, USAID-funded commercial court project as the principal subcontractor to Booz Allen Hamilton. The overall objective was to support the development of a more dynamic and competitive private sector in Serbia by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of institutions and processes that are essential to the increased growth of commerce and commercial enterprises. The project implemented a multi-year strategic vision for improving the overall organizational performance of the commercial courts to align operations with EU standards, international best practices, and the needs of a modern, diversified market economy. Project activities focused on providing technical assistance in court administration, case management, enforcement of judgments, technical training for judges and court staff, and public education reform. Tetra Tech provided technical assistance to promote legal and regulatory reforms to strengthen the ability of the commercial courts to adjudicate commercial and economic cases quickly, efficiently, and predictably.


flag_armeniaArmenia

Tetra Tech assisted the Armenian Government in improving court operations in the areas of case management, court automation, and court administration. The program introduced new procedures, training, and automation tools in three pilot courts in Yerevan, which increased effectiveness and provided a model for replication nationwide. Work focused on reforming legislative frameworks; reducing delays in caseload processing; training judges and court staff; automating case management systems; improving courts’ human resource management; and providing operational support to courts to improve provision of justice services to the public.


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Bulgaria

Tetra Tech, as a principal subcontractor to BearingPoint, worked to strengthen the private sector in Bulgaria. The program aimed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of institutions, mechanisms, and processes that are essential to the increased growth of commerce and commercial enterprises. The project provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Justice, the courts, and the private sector, streamlining business laws and regulations, implementing alternative dispute resolution programs in commercial matters, strengthening contract enforcement and execution of judgments, training, and conducting public education. The Tetra Tech team also conducted public education about needed reforms in the commercial law area and improving the procedures and practices of company registration.

Kosovo Property Rights Program 2014 - 2018

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The goal of the Kosovo Property Rights Program is to improve the property rights regime to strengthen the rule of law and increase economic growth and investment. The project is directly engaging and build capacity of Kosovo civil society organizations and municipal governments to sustainably and effectively implement reforms beyond the life of the project. We are implementing interconnected and mutually reinforcing land tenure and property rights interventions across four program objectives: improving coordination and identification of policy priorities; improving court processes for property claims; strengthening women’s rights to use property; and improving access to Information and understanding of property rights.

Kosovo

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Tetra Tech helped strengthen the administrative capacity of the courts as the principal subcontractor to the National Center for State Courts. The three central goals of the project were (1) the establishment and implementation of strategies and policies for the administration and proper functioning of the court system, (2) the creation of an Administrative Department of Justice, and (3) the development and implementation of administrative systems for the trial courts. The team established case tracking and petty cash/purchasing systems and developed systems to improve public court access. Tetra Tech developed software for records management and the collection of fines, fees, and forfeitures and for judicial statistics, case histories, and calendars. The team also developed the design for reconstruction of a courthouse in Kamenica that became a model for other courts.

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Tetra Tech conducted an assessment and made concrete recommendations regarding the best territorial distribution of first-level and appellate courts and the numbers of judges and other personnel to staff them. Tetra Tech also analyzed the role of the High Council and its inspectorate in the evaluation of judges as required by the Law on Judicial Power and suggested amendments to the legislation and the regulations of the High Council to make the evaluation process more transparent.

The team also prepared recommendations to regulate transfers and promotions of judges. Tetra Tech also reviewed the functioning of the administration of the High Council and its inspectorate and recommended improvements. 


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Tetra Tech provided high-level mediation services to the World Bank to address complaints arising from the construction of the Transcaucus pipeline across Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey. Tetra Tech Emeritus Expert William Davis, former director, served as the lead mediator and facilitator.

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Tetra Tech provided short-term technical assistance to conduct an anticorruption assessment in Moldova, as a subcontractor to Democracy International. The assessment included an evaluation of sources of corruption; the impact of past and current anticorruption efforts; and recommendations for future anticorruption programming, including the preparation of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Threshold Country Plan.

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"[Tetra Tech] is an excellent company with whom to work and USAID has been extremely satisfied with their work, which has been and continues to be above and beyond the expected. I recommend them without hesitation."

- Jill Gulliksen, USAID