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Evaluation of Sida’s Rule of Law Portfolio in Liberia, 2016–2020

Final Report


The current evaluation considers Sida’s portfolio of support to rule of law, access to justice and sexualand gender-based violence(SGBV) under the the Swedish Development Cooperation Strategy with Liberia (2016-2020) as well as providing recommendations forpossible new entry points to inform strategic decision-making for future interventions under the new Swedish DevelopmentCooperation Strategy with Liberia 2021-2025. Sida support is adjudged to have been relevant under the 2016-2020 Strategy at thestart of the evaluation period (2016) and to have remained relevant over time. There is a high level of internal coherence within theportfolio and with support provided by other development partners, and some level of coherence with other members of TeamSweden, although not necessarily maximised. Most programming has been activity-based, but there is evidence that it is leading tooutcomes, particularly when it comes to civil society support to public education and increased access to legal aid and access tojustice in the traditional justice system. Programmes falling under the portfolio have been designed and implemented in a conflictsensitive manner and gender is included, particularly with the focus on SGBV. There are some positive signs that public education andawareness has led to better understanding of the law and human rights, that access to justice and legal assistance is increasing, andthat capacity has been supported and built amongst state justice institutions, but results in creating conditions for sustainable accessto justice and entrenched commitments to rule of law within public institutions remain weak in important respects.


Publicerad på webbplatsen: 2021-04-13

Publikationstyp: Utvärdering – Sida Decentralised Evaluation

Utgiven: 2021

Språk: Engelska

Författare: Greg Moran, Ian Christoplos, Caroline Bowah, Yah Vallah Parwon