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.
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.
Tetra Tech supported Albanian Government institutions to improve oversight and accountability and improve civic monitoring and engagement toward these ends. Tetra Tech provided assistance to the courts to modernize by automating caseloads, publishing court information and case calendars on the internet, sharing information through public information kiosks, and establishing enforceable performance standards for judges and court staff.
Tetra Tech helped improve the functioning of government oversight and audit institutions and strengthened enforcement of Albania's conflict of interest law to improve government accountability. Further, through a small grants program, Tetra Tech supported non-governmental organizations working to improve access to government and improve accountability.
WHAT OTHERS SAY...
"[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