Mrs. Natalija Stamenkovic

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Natalija Stamenkovic is a seasoned development professional who has also had a significant legal career in the US.  As an attorney in the US, Ms. Stamenkovic worked for the US State Department Office of Counsel to the Inspector General.  In 1996, she joined the Office of the Public Defender for the State of Maryland and later started her own private practice. She entered the development field in 2000 with UNHCR, where she served as a Senior Legal Advisor to the UNHCR mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina.  She assisted in the return and reintegration of over 15,000 refugees during the three years of her service. In 2004, Ms. Stamenkovic served as the Senior Prosecutorial Reform Advisor for the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina.  Later in 2005-2007, Ms. Stamenkovic  was asked to join the U.S. Agency for International Development as a Senior Rule of Law Advisor to the Europe and Eurasia Bureau. In that role, she provided extensive guidance to the USAID missions in Kosovo, Serbia, Georgia and Azerbaijan to design new rule of law strategies, monitor and evaluate existing projects and develop and draft solicitations for new programs. From 2008-2010,   Ms. Stamenkovic is the original founder and CEO of Development Professionals Inc.  She runs the day to day operations of DPI and is responsible for providing guidance and backstopping to projects in Serbia, Sri Lanka, Ivory Coast,  and South Africa.  Her technical expertise specialized in criminal institutional reform and legal aid for vulnerable populations.  She has also been a team leader in over 40 evaluations of large donor funded rule of law programs in Bangladesh, Lebanon, Kosovo, Azerbaijan, Laos and many other countries.    She is fluent in Serbo-Croatian and Russian. 

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LEBANON

IMPACT EVALUATION/ USAID LEBANON The purpose of this contract was to evaluate the USAID/Lebanon’s Citizen...

SOUTH AFRICA

BACKGROUND The Justice Sector Support Program was awarded to the National Center for State Courts...

SRI LANKA

Project Background The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Increased Responsiveness...

BANGLADESH

IMPACT EVALUATION/ USAID BANGLADESH DPI was awarded a subcontract under a BRIDGE task order to...

SERBIA

BACKGROUND The Judicial Reform & Government Accountability Project (JRGA) is a five year ($21million) project...

KOSOVO

KOSOVO

On May 7, 2014 DPI was awarded a subcontract from Chemonics to work on the...

CSI.ROL IN SRI LANKA

CIVIL SOCIETY INITIATIVES TO PROMOTE THE RULE OF LAW (CSI.ROL) IN SRI LANKA Civil Society...

PROMOTING RULE OF LAW PROJECT MYANMAR

As a sub-contractor to (TtDPK) DPI is implementing The Promoting the Rule of Law Project...

JUSTICE PROJECT IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

JUSTICE PROJECT IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

The Justice Project (Project) in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) is a fourth generation project in a succession...

Sarajevo

Sarajevo

In September of 2015, MDPI was awarded The USAID Justice Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina...

David de Giles

Experienced attorney registered in France and Spain, with 18 years practice in international, criminal and...

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Natalija Stamenkovic President  Development Professionals Inc.