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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.

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:...

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...

Making the most of International Pro Bono Assistance

This handbook is an essential guide for all those involved in the planning, delivery or receipt of international pro bono services.

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.

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