Initiative on Legal Empowerment of the Poor
Featured Projects and Initiatives
Legal assistance and access to information are two of the essential services offered by the Legal Empowerment and Assistance of the Disadvantaged (LEAD) project in Indonesia, which is designed to help make access to justice a reality at the community level. more
Regulatory bottlenecks, unpredictable rules and a number of laws that simply do not work are forcing people and businesses in Albania to operate in what’s called the ‘extralegal economy’. more
[09/12/09] Resolution on legal empowerment of the poor and eradication of poverty approved by 2nd Committe of the UN General Assembly on 9 December 2009.
[01/10/09] A 'Portfolio of Initiatives for Achieving Inclusion and Development' draws attention to the many legal empowerment projects around the globe promoting inclusion, expanding opportunities and contributing to development.
[01/07/09] This report summarizes the emerging approach to legal empowerment of the poor; highlights the operational scope and focus of legal empowerment of the poor; summarizes national and regional experiences and the role of various organizations of the UN system in fostering empowerment of the poor.
The Oslo Governance Centre (OGC) works to position UNDP as a champion of democratic governance, both as an end in itself, and as a means to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. This is done through knowledge networking and multi-disciplinary team work, as well as through close partnerships with leading policy and research institutions in different parts of the world.