Access to Justice Assessments in the Asia Pacific: A Review of Experiences and Tools from the Region
This publication is a result of a comprehensive study of over 23 access to justice assessments (led by UNDP as well as some external assessment) conducted between 2000 and 2010 in 15 countries, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Republic of Vanuatu and Viet Nam. The study provides case studies and analyses of the approaches, strategies, methodologies and tools used in various assessments. Its ultimate purpose is to assist practitioners in conducting and improving their access to justice assessments in the region and elsewhere. The report also shares various examples of assessment tools (e.g. questionnaires) employed in different countries to capture the reality of varying situations, contexts, and people.