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Justice and development working paper series

2009 - present

 

The Justice and Development working paper series for the World Bank's Justice for the Poor (J4P) program serves as a platform for new and innovative thinking on issues of law, justice, and development. The series features work from World Bank staff and from external authors to engage with justice reform as a cross-cutting issue in the practice of development. Justice and Development disseminates the findings of work in progress to encourage a more rapid exchange of ideas about development issues and justice reform. Topics generally cover: 1) institutional reform of justice sector agencies; 2) justice in development, including community legal empowerment and access to justice programming; 3) criminal justice reform and administration; 4) justice systems in conflict-affected and fragile areas; and 5) monitoring and evaluation of justice systems and projects.

 

This series is numbered sequentially. The first five issues came under volume and issue numbers.

 

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Examining the effectiveness of legal empowerment as a pathway out of poverty : a case study of BRAC (English)

This paper examines the current status of justice and dispute-resolution mechanisms in Bangladesh, ranging from the formal justice system to the traditional shalish (a form of dispute resolution), and focuses on the costs and benefits of utilizing nongovernmental organization (NGO)-led legal services programs as an alternative form of justice delivery and dispute resolution for the poor, with a focus on women and girls. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 84662 JAN 01, 2014

Kolisetty, Akhila Disclosed

Community based paralegalism in the Philippines : from social movements to democratization (English)

Community-based paralegalism has been active in the Philippines for the past 30 years, and yet its contribution to access to justice and the advancement of the rights and entitlements of the poor has been largely an undocumented. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 86000 JAN 01, 2014

Franco, Jennifer; Soliman, Hector; Cisnero, Maria Roda Disclosed

Public-private partnerships in prison construction and management (English)

Over recent years lower income countries have shown increasing interest in the potential benefits of public private partnerships in the prison field. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 83347 DEC 01, 2013

Richards,Rob Allen; English,Paul B. Disclosed

Case flow management : key principles and the systems to support them (English)

It has become increasingly clear that courts across the globe must do more to better organize and manage their caseload and that automation alone is not the answer. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 81121 JAN 01, 2013

Gramckow, Heike P.; Nussenblatt, Valerie Disclosed

Drug treatment court concept : the jamaican drug courts (English)

The Drug Treatment Court (DTC) model was conceived out of the need to solve the numerous and intractable problems that drug related cases create for court systems. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 77430 JAN 01, 2013

Haisley, Stephane Jackson Disclosed

'To whom do the people take their issues?' The contribution of community-based paralegals to access to justice in South Africa (English)

Paralegals provide a crucial link to justice services and legal redress in South Africa, particularly for the rural poor. Although post-Apartheid constitutional reforms guaranteed a broad range of rights and benefits to all South Africans, including the right to legal assistance, accessing many of these benefits remains a challenge for those who live in remote areas and those who cannot afford legal representation. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 79339 JAN 01, 2013

Dugard, Jackie; Drage, Katherine Disclosed

Hybrid justice in Vanuatu : the Island courts (English)

Island courts have been in operation in Vanuatu since 1984. Official documents have hitherto provided little information on their practical operations or utility, and our preliminary research in 2010 found that not much was known at the state governance level about their real circumstances. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 80192 JAN 01, 2013

Goddard, Michael; Otto, Leisande Disclosed

Developing specialized court services : international experiences and lessons learned (English)

Court specialization is commonly considered to be an important reform initiative to advance the development of a successful judicial system. Court specialization is thought useful even to address broader development constraints, such as the need for more effective access to contract enforcement, improvements in the investment climate, or more adequate protection of the environment. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 81946 JAN 01, 2013

Gramckow, Heike; Walsh, Barry Disclosed

Estimating staffing needs in the justice sector (Arabic)

Justice system agencies around the world continue to seek adequate methods to estimate staffing needs. Especially when caseload rise and budgets are limited, the pressure is on to justify adequate staffing with solid data. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 72928 JAN 01, 2012

English Disclosed

Estimating staffing needs in the justice sector (English)

Justice system agencies around the world continue to seek adequate methods to estimate staffing needs. Especially when caseload rise and budgets are limited, the pressure is on to justify adequate staffing with solid data. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 72928 JAN 01, 2012

Arabic Disclosed

Court auctions : effective processes and enforcement agents (English)

This paper considers the historical origins and efficacy of enforcement of civil court judgments, with a special focus on court auctions. It reviews the procedural and practical options available to courts and associated agencies for the identification of assets that may be used to satisfy a judgment debt and the processes for court-supervised asset seizure and sale by public auction. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 66950 JAN 01, 2012

Gramckow, Heike Disclosed

Justice development programming in fragile and conflict-affected areas : perspectives of two leaders in justice administration (English)

This spoken presentation profiles the efforts of the Supreme Court of Afghanistan to produce effective plans for developing that court and the judicial system in general. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 65509 JAN 01, 2011

Azimi, Abdul Salam Disclosed

Preventing corruption in prosecution offices : understanding and managing for integrity (English)

Considering the essential role of prosecutors in upholding the rule of law and pursuing government accountability, the integrity of prosecutorial operations is of special importance. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 65510 JAN 01, 2011

Dr. Gramckow, Heike Disclosed

Justice sector reform in Mongolia : looking back, looking forward (English)

The justice sector in Mongolia has changed significantly in the 20 years since the country became a democracy. From the very beginning, the World Bank and other international partners have provided significant assistance to reform processes, particularly in areas concerned with the development of an independent judiciary. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 65990 JAN 01, 2011

Dr. Gramckow, Heike; Allen, Frances Disclosed

Can OHADA increase legal certainty in Africa? (English)

This paper describes the origins, structure, and practical impact of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA). It analyzes the institutional framework created via the OHADA treaty and the legal, jurisprudential, and functional challenges that OHADA member states are still grappling with. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 65989 JAN 01, 2011

Beauchard, Renaud; Kodo, Mahutodji Jimmy Vital Disclosed

Alternative dispute resolution and the rule of law in international development cooperation (English)

The role of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in efforts to strengthen the rule of law is attracting increased interest in international development cooperation. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62096 JAN 01, 2010

Michel, James Disclosed

Culture-based justice architecture : building community wellbeing through deeper cultural engagement (English)

Law and the culture of law find their expression in the many facets of the law's institutions. One of the most visible of these is the architecture of the places in which the legal process is enacted. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 56013 JAN 01, 2010

Kirke, Philip James; Disclosed

Surveying justice : a practical guide to household surveys (English)

Though household surveys have long been an established part of development practice and regularly used to gather data on poverty incidence and the range of associated indicators, they have not yet become a common tool of justice reform practitioners. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 55993 JAN 01, 2010

Himelein, Kristen; Menzies, Nicholas; Woolcock, Michael Disclosed

The hybrid courts of Melanesia : a comparative analysis of village courts of Papua New Guinea, Island courts of Vanuatu, and local courts of Solomon Islands (English)

This paper examines three systems of courts of justice, each in a different country in the region of South Pacific islands known as Melanesia, where state legal systems have been adopted from former European colonial governments. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62097 JAN 01, 2010

Evans, Daniel; Goddard, Michael; Paterson, Don Disclosed

Access to justice and legal empowerment : a review of World Bank practice (English)

This paper reviews the World Bank's existing work in access to justice and suggests directions for further Bank engagement in this area. Accesses to justice efforts are grouped here into six categories: court reforms, legal aid, information dissemination and education, alternative dispute resolution, public sector accountability, and research. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 51843 NOV 01, 2009

Maru, Vivek Disclosed

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Examining the effectiveness of legal empowerment as a pathway out of poverty : a case study of BRAC (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84662 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Community based paralegalism in the Philippines : from social movements to democratization (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 86000 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Public-private partnerships in prison construction and management (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 83347 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Case flow management : key principles and the systems to support them (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 81121 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Drug treatment court concept : the jamaican drug courts (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 77430 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
'To whom do the people take their issues?' The contribution of community-based paralegals to access to justice in South Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 79339 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Hybrid justice in Vanuatu : the Island courts (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80192 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Developing specialized court services : international experiences and lessons learned (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 81946 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Estimating staffing needs in the justice sector (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2012 72928 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Estimating staffing needs in the justice sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 72928 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Arabic
Court auctions : effective processes and enforcement agents (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 66950 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Justice development programming in fragile and conflict-affected areas : perspectives of two leaders in justice administration (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 65509 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Preventing corruption in prosecution offices : understanding and managing for integrity (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 65510 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Justice sector reform in Mongolia : looking back, looking forward (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 65990 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Can OHADA increase legal certainty in Africa? (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2011 65989 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Alternative dispute resolution and the rule of law in international development cooperation (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 62096 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Culture-based justice architecture : building community wellbeing through deeper cultural engagement (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2010 56013 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Surveying justice : a practical guide to household surveys (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2010 55993 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The hybrid courts of Melanesia : a comparative analysis of village courts of Papua New Guinea, Island courts of Vanuatu, and local courts of Solomon Islands (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 62097 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Access to justice and legal empowerment : a review of World Bank practice (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 51843 Working Paper (Numbered Series)