International Development Law Organization

IDLO 'Implementer Dialogues' in The Hague

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The nature of rule of law programming is changing in response to a series of external and internal drivers. Today, concerted efforts to strengthen the rule of law are more necessary than ever in a rapidly changing world characterized by growing insecurity and instability, recurring and protracted conflict and violence, increasing inequality, exclusion and discrimination, where international human rights and humanitarian norms have come under attack.

In order to develop high-impact and high-quality programming, IDLO engages with multiple implementing partners working to improve access to justice and enhance performance of justice sector institutions in its geographic areas of focus. This engagement at different levels has proven to foster positive exchanges on lessons generated from programs and has created opportunities for joint initiatives and partnerships.

Since 2014, IDLO has collaborated with the rule of law community in The Hague to convene implementing organizations, research institutes and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands for exchanges in a flexible and informal format.

These ‘Implementer Dialogues’ bring together practitioners and policymakers to share and discuss good practices in specific geographic areas or themes of relevance to the rule of law, with a focus on problem-driven iterative adaptation-based approaches to programming. This dialogue series seeks to align with other international initiatives, events and debates in relation to Sustainable Development Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda.



Workshop -- Learning at the portfolio level: Collaborative learning and program adaptation in fragile contexts

December 18, 2019 – IDLO Conference Room, The Hague

Drawing on research insights from the Overseas Development Institute into portfolio learning and adaptation, as well as on practical insights from collaborative learning initiatives, this workshop will focus on good practices of collaborative learning and entry points for results to effectively inform program adaptation and portfolio decision-making.

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Workshop -- Applying tools for adaptive programming and development effectiveness

October 8, 2019 – IDLO Conference Room, The Hague

The nature of security and rule of law programming in fragile settings is changing in response to a variety of external and internal drivers, going beyond institutional capacity development to consider empowerment and ways to foster accountability and influence policies through engagement with new sets of actors. To bring about the desired changes, we need to better understand the problems at stake, the environments interventions are embedded in and the assumptions that underpin implementers’ decisions. This is where analytical tools for adaptive programming come into play. This workshop brings together practitioners and policymakers who will share and discuss good practices of using analytical tools for program adaptation.

The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy and CARE Netherlands are co-leads and key contributors to this workshop.

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