The Judicial Strengthening Initiative was the cornerstone of USAID’s strategy for advancing the professionalism, good governance, efficiency, and effectiveness of the Bulgarian judicial system, thereby breaking the cycle of citizen mistrust and apathy toward the judiciary. As a subcontractor, Checchi provided a long-term advisor to help promote public education and awareness of judicial reform issues. Activities included development of public awareness/outreach campaigns, training of court personnel in media relations and presentation skills, and working with other USAID partners to increase the knowledge, reporting accuracy, and motivation of print and broadcast media.
Checchi served as prime contractor for nine consecutive USAID IQCs for evaluation and related services. Under these IQCs, Checchi completed a wide range of studies,