USAID’s Rule of Law Program was designed to help public and private organizations in the former Soviet Union to develop or strengthen the laws, legal institutions, and civic structures that support democratic and market-oriented societies. Checchi was a partner in a joint venture to implement the program in Ukraine. The program focused on strengthening core legal institutions, including courts, the procuracy, and law schools. Additionally, the joint venture assisted in drafting key sections of the Ukrainian constitution, creating the legislative basis for an independent judiciary and supported locally-produced media campaigns on anti-corruption and citizens’ rights issues.
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,