Supporting the Rule of Law and Combating Corruption in Bolivia
Casals & Associates managed a two-year anti-corruption and rule of law program in Bolivia funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Under the $2.2 million program, the firm provided technical assistance and training to Bolivia’s judiciary and prosecutorial institutions to increase their capacity to enforce transparency and accountability laws.
In addition, Casals & Associates worked with civil society organizations to create national and regional coalitions to fight corruption as well as a special executive branch unit to strengthen its leadership and institutional capabilities. Other program activities included the following:
- Legal reforms and alternative mechanisms for citizens to hold government accountable for its actions
- Development of strategies and norms to fight impunity and protect whistleblowers
- A national public awareness campaign to improve citizens’ knowledge about their right to demand government transparency
- A small grants program for citizens groups and local nongovernmental organizations engaged in anti-corruption and government reform efforts
Casals & Associates also ran a separate democracy-strengthening program in Bolivia through USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI).