Rule of Law Systems: Program Measurement Workshop

Rule of Law Systems: Program Measurement Workshop

March 29, 2022

March 31, 2022


NOTE: Registration is limited to USG.

This workshop will focuses on measuring rule of law programs. Program participants will learn about and practice applying key skills necessary for measuring effective projects. Course content focuses on how country context and a systems perspective on justice helps develop better program measurement systems. Participants will learn how to build useful indicators that provide valuable information on progress related to program interventions. Participants will be familiarized with different programming modalities and now understand how to creatively design projects closely linked to the problems they aim to ameliorate. Finally, participants will have opportunities to practice the skills they learn in an interactive measurement system development module.

The program occurs over three days. Participants will learn through a mix of interactive lecture, hypothetical exercises, office hours, and small-group discussion of a sample project developed by the participant. The course is limited to 25 participants to promote interaction and engagement. The course involves a moderate amount of work outside of instructor-led sessions and by registering participants agreed to attend all sessions and to complete assignments, including the preparation of a draft measurement system. While this program built on the skills learned in ROLC’s Country Analysis and Program Development Workshops, it could have been taken as a stand-alone workshop. However, those considering participation were encouraged to take the Country Analysis and Program Development Workshops first.

Prior to the first day, participants should a country of focus and identify an aspect within that country’s justice system they think needs support or reform. The “target” could be institutional, such as a legal aid department; procedural, such as police/prosecutor coordination; legislative, such as the laws and regulations forming the legal framework deterring money laundering; human capital, such as reform to university level legal education; or a technical need, such as wildlife trafficking or a problem identified by assessment such as law enforcement human rights abuses.

Participants return to this country/reform target choice throughout workshop learning activities, so it’s important to make this decision prior to the workshop. If assistance is needed in identifying a target or subsector, participants could review sample justice sector assessments here (1, 2, 3). Once a reform “target” has been chosen, participants can familiarize themselves with the available information about it.

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