Legal Literacy for Supporting Governance

Date: June 2005
Document Type: Completion Reports / TA Completion Reports

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This RETA was initiated to determine the most effective methods of delivering legal literacy in the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) developing member countries (DMCs), the most effective target groups for such programs, and the most sustainable methods of funding the delivery of legal literacy.The RETA's scope included (a) the preparation of a bibliography of current legal literacy theory and practice; (b) a review and assessment of legal literacy activities, methods of delivery, and funding of legal literacy programs, which identify the constraints on citizens' access to the legal system and assess the effectiveness of legal literacy programs and (c)conducting a pilot project that would inform the design of a strategy for incorporating legal empowerment in mainstream sectoral development work.