This course was intended for new INL foreign service officers and incoming headquarters-based program officers. It introduced participants to important principles and concepts in rule of law and justice sector reform that they will encounter in their jobs, such as the holistic nature of justice systems, contextual factors to consider when developing effective programs, and the complexities of designing and implementing a program measurement system.
The course was held entirely online, incorporated a mix of synchronous and asynchronous content, and gave participants opportunities to think through strategies for tackling the kinds of complex rule of law problems that practitioners encounter.
- Participants became familiar with fundamental knowledge required in an INL posting, including concepts, terminology, and resources in rule of law and justice sector reform;
- Participants gained a basic understanding of practical aspects of rule of law and justice sector programming done by INL, such as assessments, program design, and monitoring and evaluation; and
- Participants improved their capacity to synthesize complex information about rule of law challenges and propose solutions to those challenges that they will encounter in their INL assignment.