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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, 2024–December 31, 2025
  • 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 along four key activity areas — data, research, policy and engagement — to strengthen the evidence base for people-centered approaches to justice reform. This will include carrying out legal needs surveys in over 25 countries, identification of proper sources and data-collection methods related to measurement of progress in addressing civil justice needs, creation of a policy tool identifying key obstacles to be overcome in implementing people-centered justice programs, and public engagement to promote wider support for people-centered justice reforms. In 2022-2023, the grantee produced a range of research and analysis, notably key reports to the United Nations High-level Political Forum assessing the current state of evidence underpinning justice reforms, and in particular, analysis around the viability of data sources to be used in measuring civil justice outcomes under Sustainable Development Goal 16. 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.