Pakistan: Access to Justice Program

Sovereign Project | 32023-013

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Project Name Access to Justice Program
Project Number 32023-013
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1897-PAK: Access to Justice Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 243.20 million
Loan 1898-PAK: Access to Justice Program
Asian Development Fund US$ 86.80 million
TA 3823-PAK: Access to Justice Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
TA 3823-PAK: Supporting & Monitoring Progress under the Access to Justice Program (Supplementary)
Netherlands Fund (with LoA) US$ 440,000.00
TA 3823-PAK: Supporting and Monitoring Progress under the Access to Justice Program (supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Law and judiciary
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The key development objective of the AJP is to assist the Government to improve access to justice so as to (i) provide security and ensure equal protection under the law to citizens, in particular the poor; (ii) secure and sustain entitlements and thereby reduce the poor's vulnerability; (iii) strengthen the legitimacy of state institutions; and (iv) create conditions conducive to pro-poor growth, especially by fostering investor's confidence. The Program will contribute to this aim by supporting five inter-related governance objectives: (i) providing a legal basis for judicial, policy, and administrative reforms; (ii) improving the efficiency, timeliness, and effectiveness in judicial and police services; (iii) supporting greater equity and accessibility in justice services for the vulnerable poor; (iv) improving predictability and consistency between fiscal and human resource allocation and the mandates of reformed judicial and police institutions at the federal, provincial and local government levels; and (v) ensuring greater transparency and accountability in the performance of the judiciary, the police and administrative justice institutions.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services None
Procurement None
Responsible ADB Officer Hamid L. Sharif
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Min of Law, Justice, Human RightsAfzal Kahut, Program Directorafzalkahut@yahoo.comH. 146, Street 6, Main Margalla Road, F-6/3, Islamabad.
Timetable
Concept Clearance 20 Feb 1998
Fact Finding 20 Jun 2001 to 11 Jul 2001
MRM 08 Aug 2001
Approval 20 Dec 2001
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 15 Feb 2007

Loan 1897-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Dec 2001 21 Dec 2001 24 Dec 2001 30 Jun 2005 30 Sep 2007 30 Sep 2007
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 243.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 243.20 20 Dec 2001 257.76 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Dec 2001 257.76 0.00 100%

Loan 1898-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Dec 2001 21 Dec 2001 24 Dec 2001 30 Jun 2005 30 Sep 2007 30 Sep 2007
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 86.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 86.80 20 Dec 2001 92.71 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Dec 2001 92.71 0.00 100%

TA 3823-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Dec 2001 18 Sep 2002 20 Dec 2001 31 Dec 2004 31 Dec 2007 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,300,000.00 440,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,740,000.00 20 Dec 2001 1,616,222.20
Title Document Type Document Date
Supporting and Monitoring Progress under the Access to Justice Program TA Completion Reports Jun 2008
Access to Justice Program Progress Reports on Tranche Releases Jul 2007
Access to Justice Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2001

Safeguard Documents

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No documents found.

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation
Title Document Type Document Date
Pakistan: Access to Justice Program Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2011

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  • 31 Jan 2009 | Project Result / Case Study

    Justice for All

    A new type of reform program is changing the legal infrastructure in Pakistan, helping dispense justice more quickly and fairly - especially for the poor and oppressed Many poor people in Pakistan don't know their legal rights. They feel oppressed as a result of being treated inconsiderately by bureaucrats, police, and the courts. This combination of ignorance and fear of intimidation means that many of the vulnerable, especially women, are denied justice - if they venture to seek it at all.