Resources

Aligning Pro Bono with the SDGs: Lessons from the Field

On 22 October 2018, as part of Global Pro Bono Week, ROLE UK, a DFID funded programme of A4ID and Clifford Chance LLP partnered to host an event on "Developing an SDG-centric Pro Bono Programme: Opportunities and Challenges".

Peer-to-Peer in Action: A Case Study of SIFoCC

In 2018, ROLE UK supported a pair of assignments working with the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC), facilitating an incoming observation visit from judges from three jurisdictions to the UK, and subsequently their participation at the second SIFoCC conference in New York in September 2018. This activity was the first of its kind for SIFoCC, and represented a significant departure from ROLE UK's usual model of assignment support, which typically involves providing assistance to deploy UK pro bono expertise overseas.

Improving the Rule of Law: Mapping the UK Legal Pro Bono Sector

The international pro bono sector in the UK is complex. It is made up of a diverse set of players with different reasons for doing pro bono, different ways of going about it and different partnerships through which to deliver it. What they all have in common, however, is a desire to improve the rule of law internationally: an objective shared with the UK government that funds A4ID's ROLE UK Programme that works with pro bono providers in the UK to help them deliver impactful technical...

Monitoring and Evaluation Toolbox

ROLE UK has produced a guide to the planning, delivery and monitoring of legal technical assistance, for use by legal and judicial experts delivering pro bono work in developing countries.

Maximising Technical Assistance to Improve the Rule of Law: A Guide

Legal and judicial experts from the UK and elsewhere can potentially play a very useful role in supporting efforts to strengthen the rule of law and access to justice in developing countries.

The why, what and how of monitoring and evaluation: Guidance for providers of international pro bono legal assistance

This guidance note by LASER aims to demystify some of the concepts around monitoring and evaluation (M&E). It also offers international pro bono poviders tools to improve their understanding of how change comes about and maximise their impact.

Qualitative and quantitative approaches to rule of law research

The International Network to Promote the Rule Of Law (INPROL) has released an innovative practitioner's guide on Qualitative and quantitative approaches to rule of law research.

The guide recognises that strong research is fundamental for rule of law interventions; however designing and carrying out a research project can be a complex and overwhelming task. It has been written by Kristina Simion, INPROL's rule of law research forum facilitator.

This publication aims to assist rule of...

Why corruption matters: understanding causes, effects and how to address them

“What are the conditions that facilitate corruption, what are its costs and what are the most effective ways to combat it?”

This Evidence Paper is published by the UK Department for International Development. It is not a policy document.

The paper was written by a team led by Alina Rocha Menocal at the Overseas Development Institute (now on secondment at the Developmental Leadership Program) and Nils Taxell at U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre.

This paper seeks to:...

Risk and Return: Foreign Direct Investment and the Rule of Law

Every year, well over US$1 trillion in foreign direct investment (FDI) flows across borders worldwide. This study, undertaken by the Economist Intelligent Unit on behalf of Hogan Lovells, the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and the Investment Treaty forum focuses on the possibility that arbitrary or discriminatory treatment by the host government will reduce or eliminate the benefits of an investment.

Engaging Legal Academics in Law and Development Programming

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.

This paper identifies some of the gaps, opportunities and challenges in drawing legal academics into law and development programming. It concludes that legal academics are a very large, very highly skilled group...

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