USAID/BiH''''s Justice Activity (JA) is a 5-year activity implemented by Millennium DPI Partners, LLC between September 23, 2014 and September 22, 2019. The Activity is designed to strengthen the capabilities of the justice sector’s actors in BiH by:

  • Strengthening the professional status and performance of prosecutors; and
  • Strengthening justice sector institutions to uphold public integrity and combat corruption.
In 2018, MEASURE-BiH conducted performance evaluation of the JA to provide USAID/BiH with an evidence-based and independent review of the Activity, and qualitative and quantitative analyses of the its performance. The evaluation assessed the appropriateness of the JA design; sequencing, flexibility, and resource allocation during implementation; beneficiary needs; and achievement of expected results. In addition, the evaluation explored opportunities to complement ongoing JA interventions and lessons learned from implementation of the current contract. More specifically, the evaluation provided answers to following research questions:

  1. To what extent has the JA’s design been appropriate in terms of chosen activities and the beneficiaries’ needs? Do beneficiaries and stakeholders vet the chosen activities? How was the JA implemented in terms of sequencing, timing, resource allocation, flexibility, and cooperation with beneficiaries and stakeholders? How do beneficiaries and stakeholders perceive and value the JA’s work?
  2. To what extent has the JA achieved expected results under both components as outlined by the contract, and what are the prospects of meeting life-of-activity targets specified by the monitoring and evaluation plan? More specifically, was the individually-tailored assistance to each PO appropriate, and what results were achieved to improve the overall quality of the work of prosecutors in BiH? Were the activities planned and implemented directly with HJPC on the issues of integrity and discipline sufficient, and can these be considered successes? 
  3. Within the current task order (TO) scope, what opportunities can be identified to additionally complement ongoing the JA interventions? What are the lessons learned from implementation of the current TO? 

To conduct this evaluation, the evaluation team used a mixed-methods approach that included:  

  • extensive desk review of implementation documents, relevant reports of international organizations, and local government documentation;
  • analysis of administrative data on processing corruption and economic crime cases from 2014 through 2017;
  • analysis of MEASURE-BiH survey data on the publics’, judges’, and prosecutors’ perceptions of the judiciary from 2015 through 2017, and 
  • semi-structured interviews with 107 key informants (KIs) through 55 key informant interviews (KIIs).
Evaluation findings and recommendations are provided in the final report (see below).

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