Client: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Period: 2015-2019
Country: Kosovo
Task: Justice System Strengthening Program (JSSP)
Value: $9.3 million

In November of 2015, Millennium DPI was awarded a task order to improve the quality and delivery of justice in Kosovo. Millennium DPI will focus on removing the major impediments to efficiency and accountability in the judicial system. This involves tackling operational and procedural inefficiencies such as case backlog, judicial appointments, legal knowledge and skills, and overall court administration. In addition, a major objective of this program will be to integrate the judicial structures in the North of Kosovo into the country’s judicial system. Millennium DPI will be working closely with its major subcontractor the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) which has years of judicial strengthening experience in the region. Key project components include:

  • Strengthening the administration of justice and delivery of services by the Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC) and courts.
  • Implementing activities designed to enhance the accountability and professionalism of justice system institutions and actors
  • Supporting the functioning and integration of judicial structures in the North of Kosovo.

What We Do


  • Over 14,000 Backlog Cases Resolved, a
  • 37% decrease in criminal and civil backlog in Basic Courts;
  • 23 laws and regulations adopted and drafted


  • Nine initiatives educating citizens on integration
  • 10 initiatives improving judicial independence, transparency & accountability
  • Code of Ethics drafted in line with international standards


  • 7 Curricula and Resource materials developed
  • 373 judges and judicial staff trained
  • 5 women assumed leadership positions
  • 54% of decentralization milestones achieved