This USAID activity supported the efforts of the Government of the Philippines to improve public sector governance and strengthen the rule of law. The program’s anti-corruption component focused on strengthening the capacity and effectiveness of the Office of the Ombudsman, the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Civil Service Commission, the Anti-Money Laundering Council, and other implementing partners in combating corruption, while increasing public awareness of the effects of corruption and public participation in anti-corruption activities. The judicial reform component helped to implement the Supreme Court’s Action Program for Judicial Reform in the areas of case flow management, mediation, and judicial training. As a subcontractor, Checchi provided long-term and short-term technical assistance for both components.
Improving civic watchdog efforts in Poland, Hungary, and Bulgaria by increasing understanding in communities about rule of law issues and answering to demands for transparency among citizens.