This short briefing paper brings together key lessons from the evidence on what works in international development Rule of Law (RoL) interventions, and from the pro bono assignments supported by ROLE UK. Its aim is to support more effective capacity building and technical assistance work in developing countries by UK government and pro bono legal and judicial experts.
A ROLE UK paper by Lawrence McNamara, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law September 2015
Legal academics are among those who might make very valuable contributions to ROLE UK programming.
The skills, expertise and resources within the UK legal and judicial sector represent an important opportunity for supporting effective and accountable rule of law policies and practices in developing countries.
ROLE UK strengthens the contribution of UK government and pro bono legal and...
This Review and Learning Report, commissioned by ROLE, presents evidence and learning to date in relation to the assignments that ROLE supports. It analyses a sample of 12 assignments in order to assess the ROLE theory of change and the value of the pro bono model it supports. ROLE has a strong focus on evidence and learning and welcomes the recommendations contained within this report, which are informing ongoing programme implementation.
This paper outlines the methods that ROLE UK uses for testing the extent to which it represents ‘value for money’.
It proposes new measures that ROLE could consider introducing to strengthen its evidence base.
It also provides an analysis of ROLE UK’s value for money to date.