This week’s featured resource is “Good Practices Guide for Incorporating Legal Empowerment into Operations" from The Asia Foundation and the Asian Development Bank. This resource was featured as a pre-course reading for the 2018 Legal Empowerment Leadership Course , and shared with us by @kimmcquay.
Legal empowerment has the potential to enhance sector development work by building the capacity of project beneficiaries to participate in and benefit from development projects. But, to harness its power, development specialists need to understand the ins and outs of this field. This document is designed to be used as a practical guide to undertaking legal empowerment work.
This guide is the product of a three-country Asian Development Bank (ADB) technical assistance initiative on Legal Empowerment for Women and Disadvantaged Groups (6248-REG). This project sought to enhance the institutional capacity, knowledge base, and practical experience of ADB, other international agencies, and domestic legal service and development organizations in designing, implementing, and assessing the impact of legal empowerment activities. Its activities aimed to advance the rights and interests of women and other disadvantaged groups. The Asia Foundation (TAF) implemented the project in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Pakistan. The project built on a seven-country study by ADB in 2001 on legal empowerment’s role in advancing governance and poverty reduction.
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