IDLO Progress Report 2018
In 2018, IDLO commemorated its 30th anniversary as an intergovernmental organization and the second year of its strategic plan for the period 2017-2020, Strategy 2020. During the year, IDLO built on the reforms of 2017 to capture opportunities and transition to a sustainable trajectory for growth.
In 2018, the relevance of IDLO’s mission increased as demand for its assistance grew in response to increased pressure placed on the rule of law and human rights by widespread conflicts, humanitarian crises and growing inequalities. As a result, IDLO’s programs experienced a healthy thematic and geographic expansion, with prospects for further growth in 2019 and 2020. IDLO also achieved financial stability, sustaining its pipeline of programs and reforms in the future.
This report provides a self-assessment of IDLO’s progress in 2018 toward achieving the ambitious goals set out in Strategy 2020, by successfully meeting the objectives it set for itself under the second annual Management Plan of the Strategy. Evidence for this report was sourced from IDLO’s independent evaluations, internal and donor reports, and direct interaction with colleagues globally. The report follows the format of the 2018 Management Plan and highlights the results, opportunities and challenges of IDLO’s programs, research, advocacy and Major Initiatives during the year.