LINC has been awarded the USAID/Somalia Expanding Access to Justice (EAJ) Evaluation task order under the Kenya and East Africa Evaluation, Assessments, and Analysis IDIQ.
EAJ is a $25M, five-year program, implemented by Pact and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) under the Human Rights Support Mechanism, a global program focused on the expansion and protection of human rights. EAJ is scheduled to end in August 2023.
The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the effectiveness of EAJ’s justice promoters’ approach in supporting aggrieved parties identify the most optimal justice solution; understand how different combinations of factors contribute to aggrieved parties’ improved navigation of available justice pathways; and generate evidence to inform decisions about future access to justice programs.
USAID/Somalia will use the evaluation to (1) inform the implementation of EAJ, and (2) inform the design of future USAID access-to-justice programming.
“We are excited to have been awarded this evaluation, as it allows us to support USAID and Somali stakeholders, learn what works, and contribute to the strengthening of communities that are leading their own development,” said LINC’s CEO, Patrick Lohmeyer. “Somalia also represents a new country for LINC, and we look forward to leveraging our extensive evaluation experience and already strong presence in East Africa to conduct this important evaluation.”
The EAJ evaluation will be conducted by LINC and its partners The Cloudburst Group, and Grassroots Research, between the months of January and October 2023. Grassroots Research is a multi-disciplinary firm with extensive experience in East Africa, including Somaliland and Somalia. The Cloudburst Group is a women-owned small business with vast experience conducting high-quality, cost-effective, rigorous utilization-focused research.
For more information on this activity, please contact Carolyne Njihia, Technical Director, at CNjihia@linclocal.org.
This activity is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).