Law and Policy Reform Program: Effective Legal Systems for Sustainable Development | Asian Development Bank

Law and Policy Reform Program: Effective Legal Systems for Sustainable Development

Publication | April 2016
Law and Policy Reform Program: Effective Legal Systems for Sustainable Development

The central premise of ADB's Law and Policy Reform Program is that a functioning legal system is essential to sustainable development.

A functioning legal system is anchored on the Rule of Law and comprises a comprehensive legal framework and effective judicial, regulatory, and administrative institutions that establish, implement, and enforce laws and regulations fairly, consistently, ethically, and predictably. ADB's Office of the General Counsel conceives, designs, processes, and implements technical assistance projects directly to developing member countries in areas relating to legal and judicial reforms.