Join colleagues from The Open Society Justice Initiative, the World Justice Project and the OECD next week at the UN World Data Forum. Hear about new methods to measure civil justice and how legal needs surveys may support your work.
Leaving No One Behind: Confronting Inequalities Through Access to Civil Justice (TA3.08)
Monday 22 October: 10.30am, Abu Dhabi Stat Hall
UN World Data Forum 2018, Dubai
SDG 16 is essential for reducing inequality and leaving no one behind. By ensuring access to justice for all, governments can maximize gains across many other development goals. But justice means more than police, courtrooms and lawyers. Most people’s experience of justice involves civil processes rather than criminal – starting a business, accessing healthcare, reporting corruption or resolving land disputes. How are these experiences to be measured?
Legal needs surveys are increasingly being adopted by governments as part of their national data gathering, to inform the design and implementation of sustainable development policies. In this session, experts from the OECD, World Justice Project and Open Society Justice Initiative will explore the rich datasets that legal needs surveys have produced in more than 100 countries, and representatives from Colombia and Nepal will illustrate experiences of how this data has been integrated into national planning to achieve the SDGs.