Client: The Macedonian National Judiciary under contract to DPK Consulting and the United States Agency for International Development.

The Challenge: The judiciary in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is striving to enhance its independence from the executive branch of government, institute significant management and financial reforms, and develop successful strategies to acquire funding for its strategic priorities.

Our Approach

A strong independent judiciary requires accountability, effective structures, training and adequate funding. We examined the level of autonomy of judiciaries in the United States and other countries and the division of responsibilities between Administrative Offices of the Courts and trial courts. We identified the statutes and practices in Macedonia that inhibited effective court resource management and proposed solutions. Finally, we provided training in budgeting, strategic planning and performance management.

The Results

  • An effective organizational structure and classification descriptions for the Administrative Office of the Courts.
  • Improved proficiency in budget, strategic planning and performance management techniques by court leaders and financial staff.
  • Expanded spending and hiring flexibility for the judiciary.
  • Improved financial reporting and revenue management.
  • A set of strategic priorities for the 2005 fiscal year.

Consultants: Kate Harrison

For more information about this project, please click here for an article by Kate Harrison in the Macedonia Court Modernization Newsletter.

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