In December 2020, Checchi Consulting was awarded the seven-year Effective Justice Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with USAID/Moldova. The goal of the Effective Justice IDIQ is to foster an efficient, accessible and transparent justice system that uniformly applies the rule of law. Effective Justice will be implemented nationwide, including national level institutions based in Chisinau, in courthouses, with legal professionals at all levels, and with justice service users throughout Moldova. The project has four goals: to deliver improved justice services, strengthen the connection between courts, communities, and system users, improve the judicial and legal environment for business, and strengthen the independence of the judiciary.
The project is implemented through individual Task Orders. The first, the Model Court Initiative (MCI), which will be implemented from 2021 through 2023, is intended to improve the performance of courts in delivering quality justice services. The MCI Task Order has two elements: targeted assistance to improve functioning and services of selected model courts, and national level assistance to support the improvement of courts at the local level.