This workshop will focus on measuring rule of law programs. Program participants will learn and practice applying key skills necessary for measuring effective projects. Course content will focus 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 become familiar with different programming modalities and 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 will occur 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 agree to attend all sessions and to complete assignments, including the preparation of a draft measurement system. While this program builds on the skills learned in ROLC’s Country Analysis and Program Development Workshops, it can be taken as a stand-alone workshop. However, those considering participation are encouraged to take the Country Analysis and Program Development Workshops first.
Prior to the first day, participants will choose a country of focus and identify an aspect within that country’s justice system they think needs support or reform. The “target” can 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 will return to this country/reform target choice throughout workshop learning activities, so it is important to make this decision prior to the workshop. If assistance is needed in identifying a target or subsector, participants can review sample justice sector assessments here (1, 2, 3). Once a reform “target” has been chosen, participants should familiarize themselves with the available information about it.