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By Robert D. Lamb, Kathryn Mixon, Andrew Halterman

In improvement, stabilization, and peace construction, donors more and more realize the significance of being delicate to the neighborhood contexts in their efforts. but using "blueprints" is still frequent. even if ordinary ways are transformed for specific reduction companions, there usually continues to be a negative healthy among donor efforts and native stipulations. while recipients can't soak up the help and a spotlight they're provided, the typical reaction is "capacity building." whereas it really is real that many reduction recipients would not have sufficient skill for implementation, this record offers the result of a case examine demonstrating that a few protection and justice courses are designed and carried out with out an sufficient appreciation of neighborhood wishes, assets, functions, and demanding situations. Absorptive capability, in different phrases, is a byproduct of the donor-recipient dating. An past learn by way of the authors brought a brand new framework for measuring absorptive ability. This quantity applies it to...

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Long term (conditions): High-profile court successes would create precedents and lead to institutional change in the justice system. A professional class of judges and lawyers would emerge, as would systematic and positive change in the rule-of-law sector. Prison overcrowding would be reduced. The Cambodian government and judicial system would be more responsive to human rights. Intervention Design Intended Outputs What did the intervention intend to produce? How were the intervention’s inputs supposed to be used?

Ibid. 15. “Independent External Evaluation: INL Lebanon Police Training Program,” p. 57. S. 1 Initial programming included small grants, usually worth about $25,000 each, to newly formed Cambodian advocacy groups. By 2003, however, USAID believed that the human rights situation had deteriorated. The Cambodian legal system did not provide fair access for the poor and minorities, and the legal system was not transparent. Cambodian human rights organizations did exist, but they were having little success in changing the Cambodian government’s human rights policies, legal behavior, or institutional practices.

And courts would have access to improved case-management techniques and legal resources. Medium term (action): Human rights NGOs would undertake more professional and effective advocacy, hire more lawyers, and work better with other advocacy organizations. Lawyers would undertake class-action lawsuits to protect poor Cambodians from land grabs. Cambodian media would inform citizens about legal advocacy efforts. Recent law graduates would help NGOs provide legal-aid ser vices. And courts would apply juvenile law to underage defendants.

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