An estimated four billion people around the world live outside the protection of the law, mostly because they are poor. To combat this, efforts to strengthen access to justice are making tangible and measurable impacts on development outcomes across a wide range of sectors, from health to gender equity to the environment.
As with other challenges tackled by the Millennium Development Goals, the scale of the problem demands collaborative responses—from governments, business, civil society, international organizations, and citizens. The post-2015 development agenda offers an opportunity to learn from the creative partnerships we’ve seen to date, and to endorse comprehensive strategies to end extreme poverty.
This fact sheet provides case studies from Sierra Leone, Indonesia, Canada, and Ukraine.