The JusTRAC + Measurement Talks engaged technical experts and justice sector practitioners – program designers, implementers, monitoring, evaluation, and learning specialists and donors – who design, implement, or conduct related monitoring and evaluation of international development programs in discussions on targeted aspects of measurement in justice sector reform programs. Measuring results and assessing success in judicial reform programs responds to the question, “to what extent is a program achieving judicial reform goals?” Inclusion of results measurement in judicial reform initiatives is essential to the development of effective programming. Results measurement also helps to align programs with country development priorities and promotes accountability and learning.
The Measurement Talks built upon two themes addressed by the JusTRAC+ Community of Practice on Justice Sector Measurement – tools for measurement of success in judicial reform programs and the use of data in justice sector measurement. Practitioners discussed useful tools and their application in the context of specific programs. In addition, leading experts on the use of data in the justice sector/courts highlighted specific initiatives and shared perspectives on how they can be used by justice sector practitioners in the context of foreign assistance programs to measure success and inform design.
The format of the event is “lightning talks.” Short presentations featured key information on each topic – highlighting approaches and resources and inspiring participants to search out resources after the events.