MOU signing ceremony with Basic Court Podgorica

Millennium Bridge, Podgorica, Montenegro

September 2010
EWMI Establishes Good Governance Project in Montenegro

The East West Management Institute is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a cooperative agreement to implement the Good Governance Activity in Montenegro, a five year, $8.6 million project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The overall object of the project is to help develop transparent, functioning and responsive government institutions, and to strengthen the role of civil society and the private sector as counterparts to those institutions in Montenegro. The specific focus is on the judicial system, business regulation and a variety of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) relevant to strengthening transparency and accountability. The Good Governance Activity in Montenegro will also work to strengthen public trust in public administration and the courts through civil society oversight activities and investigative journalism. The project will have three distinct but interdependent components: reforming business regulation and licensing; strengthening civil society oversight and anti-corruption efforts; and improving judicial administration and transparency.