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Legal and Judicial Reform

As of 2001, there were more than 300 World Bank–financed projects with legal and judicial reform components. In addition, a total of 17 freestanding projects have been approved in four regions and another 13 are in the pipeline. Typically, World Bank legal and judicial reform projects are implemented over two to five years through institution building, technical assistance, learning and innovation, or Adaptable Program Lending Loans, as well as grants from the Institutional Development Fund and advisory work by the Legal Department. This section examines the empowerment impact of four innovative legal and judicial reform projects undertaken by the Bank in the Latin America and Caribbean Region:
  • Guatemala Judicial Reform Project
  • Venezuela Supreme Court Modernization
  • Ecuador Judicial Reform Project:
  • Legal Aid for Poor Women
  • Peru Urban Property Rights Project

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