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Data-Driven Progress for Access to Justice

World Justice Project

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2020–December 31, 2021
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

The program goal is to produce new knowledge on legal needs globally. The World Justice Project will work to apply strategies that have increased the visibility, resources, and impact of other development areas to the field of justice. Its research and engagement agenda will use data and evidence as a means of diagnosing people’s most pressing justice needs, identifying the most successful programs that help people resolve their justice problems, mobilizing resources and political will to help people access justice, and designing justice reforms that measurably improve people’s lives. In 2018-2019, the grantee’s research on justice needs was central to establishing the case for “people-centered justice” as articulated by the Task Force on Justice and presented to the United Nations. The grantee also pushed successfully for a civil justice measure to assess progress in implementation of the United Nations target on access to justice. Established initially as a project of the American Bar Association in 2006, the World Justice Project was formally registered as an independent organization in 2009 working to advance the rule of law around the world.