Albania Rule of Law Assessment
In 2014 Democracy International conducted a Rule of Law (ROL) Assessment for USAID/Albania designed to provide specific programmatic recommendations for USAID, identifying areas of Albanian ROL in need of intervention, areas in which USAID has a comparative developmental advantage, and areas in which existing USAID ROL programming can be improved. The Albania Rule of Law Assessment incorporated several key areas of focus for analysis and programmatic recommendations for affecting ROL change. DI’s assessment focused in part on identifying deficiencies within Albania’s system of administrative oversight and technical support, and provided recommendations for ways in which USAID can improve the oversight and support capacity of Albania’s judicial administrative bodies. DI’s analytical approach emphasized examination of deficiencies within the bureaucratic and administrative systems of Albanian justice system, and recommendations focused on ways in which USAID can leverage its comparative developmental advantage to improve the capacity of the system. Additionally, identifying, training, and working with Albanian leaders within the judicial system to affect change was a focus of DI’s analytical approach for this assessment, and recommendations included strategies that USAID can pursue to create lasting and organic change through the development of a proactive leadership and management culture to increase effectiveness, transparency, and accountability in the judicial system.
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