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Europe and Eurasia

RUSSIARUSSIA

DI conducted a series of public opinion surveys in Russia relating to parliamentary elections in December 2011 and the presidential election in March 2012. DI Principal Glenn Cowan led the team, which also included Professor Ted Gerber of the University of Wisconsin and Professor Graeme Robertson of the University of North Carolina. The pre- and post-election surveys collected information on social, political, and economic factors that may have shaped political competition and mass public electoral behavior.

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Democracy International conducted a comprehensive performance evaluation of USAID’s Serbia Media Assistance Program (SMAP), which began in September 2008 and ran until September 2012, implemented by the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX). The DI team assessed how the program’s performance has influenced the Serbian media sector, IREX’s primary and secondary partners, and other stakeholders.

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DI consultants Chuck Costello and Greg Minjack conducted an evaluation of the results of a five-year (2006–2010) democratic development program implemented under the Consortium for Elections and Political Processes Support II (CEPPS II) mechanism by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI). The program focused primarily on supporting the development of political parties in Serbia.

SERBIASERBIA

As part of the Europe and Eurasia political party assistance study, a Democracy International team visited Serbia in 2006 to assess the status of political parties and political party assistance programs.

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For USAID in Serbia, DI designed a new “Separation of Powers” program to strengthen the capacity and independence of the courts and the National Assembly and to improve the drafting, analysis, and implementation of laws and regulations.

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In late 2012, DI evaluated the Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment Project (LEP) in Ukraine for USAID, a program implemented by Management Systems International (MSI). The evaluation provided a detailed examination of the relevance and effectiveness of all LEP activities and the institutional sustainability of the project’s framework, focusing on the effects, relevance, achievements, efficiency, and sustainability of project activities to date and perceptions among beneficiaries and stakeholders.

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In April 2012, DI conducted an assessment of USAID-supported legislative programs in Ukraine. DI’s team, comprised of Tamila Karpyk, Dr. Andriy Meleshevych, and team leader Professor Lincoln Mitchell, evaluated the success of legislative strengthening programs, largely implemented by Indiana and Ohio State Universities through a series of cooperative agreements collectively referred to as the Parliamentary Development Program (PDP).

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DI conducted an evaluation of USAID’s judicial reform project in support of the Threshold Country Plan (TCP) in Ukraine.

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DI conducted a mid-term evaluation of USAID’s civil society monitoring and exposure of corruption project in support of the TCP in Ukraine.

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For the USAID Mission’s Economic Growth and DG offices, a DI team including Glenn Cowan and Chuck Costello conducted a comprehensive local government assessment in Ukraine, including an evaluation of the relevance and execution of seven current USAID local government projects and recommendations for future technical assistance to local governments.