Developing Assessment Methodology for the Effectiveness of Probation Services

Evolvexe Consulting has completed development of a special questionnaire which will enable state or non-state actors to assess the effectiveness of probation services in their respective countries. The questionnaire was primarily developed for civil society organizations in Armenia with funding provided by the Eurasia Partnership Foundation. The methodology contains a questionnaire evaluating a number of essential areas necessary for the effectiveness of probation services including infrastructure, human resources, caseload, staff evaluation, level of communication with probationers, data management and gender balance. Within the framework of the activity, Evolvexe Consulting co-founder and probation expert, Teimuraz Magradze led a workshop for Armenian civil society representatives on this matter.

Developing the Performance Management System for the National Forest Agency

Evolvexe Consulting started the development of a human resources performance management system for the Georgian National Forest Agency (NFA) and held the first working meeting with Agency’s management. Within the framework of the project, funded by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), Evolvexe experts will analyze current processes and the potential of integration of the new system into the existing management software; develop the performance management cycle, criteria and rating scales, determine competences. Experts will create motivational maps for employees in accordance with legal requirements and client’s priorities and will train NFA’s managers and staff in objective setting, competences, development plan and the appraisal system.

Analyzing Covid-19-Related Restrictions in Penitentiary and Probation Systems

Evolvexe Consulting has developed and published a report on COVID-19-related restrictions in penitentiary and probation systems together with recommendations for future effective management of the pandemic in closed institutions. Two sections of the document cover penitentiary and probation systems separately, summarizing examples, best practices and statistical data from various countries. The publication was developed by Georgian experts in cooperation with representatives of international organizations, non-government organizations and relevant government agencies.  Work on the report was initiated during two webinars organized by Evolvexe Consulting on penitentiary and probation issues in June and July.