CEDIL Syntheses Working Paper 8
Ashwani Verma, Ashrita Saran, Jill Adona, Roland Bless Taremwa, Benjamin Kachero, Ella Beveridge, Liuissa Zhen, Howard White
This evidence gap map maps the evidence base for evaluations of interventions to increase access to justice for the poor and disadvantaged across low- and middle-income countries.
Access to justice is defined as the ability of both the victim and accused to seek and obtain redress through the formal or informal legal system in an accessible, affordable, timely and just manner, regardless of sex, age, socio-economic status, mental or physical capacity, or ethnicity.
The included interventions cover all main aspects and branches of the legal system. The six intervention categories are: (1) legal protection; (2) justice and security institutions; (3) non-court adjudication; (4) sentencing and prison system; (5) support to legal aid and counsel; and (6) support to civil society and increasing legal awareness and empowerment.
Suggested citation: Verma, A., Higginson, A., Saran, A., Adona, J., Bless Taremwa, R., Kachero, B., Beveridge, E., Zhen, L. and White, H., 2023, Evidence and gap map – studies of the effectiveness of justice sector intervention in low and middle – income countries. CEDIL Syntheses Working Paper 8, CEDIL, Oxford. Available at https://doi.org/10.51744/CSWP8