Access to Justice in Rural Nicaragua. An independent evaluation of the impact of Local Court Houses

Sida Evaluation
Elisabeth Lewin , Christian Åhlund , Regina Quintana
In the period 1993-1999 122 local courthouses were constructed in the rural municipalities of Nicaragua with funding from Sida. The immediate project objective was the construction of the courthouses; the long them development objective was an effective, impartial and independent judicial system accessible to all. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine whether and to what extent the existence of local courthouses in rural municipalities is leading to improved access to justice for the rural poor.

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