LASER (Legal Assistance for Economic Reform) is a Department for International Development funded programme. It aims to improve investment climates in 8 developing countries by helping to identify and solve commercial law and justice problems, as well as sharing lessons about how to do this. LASER is managed by a consortium comprising KPMG and The Law & Development Partnership.
This case study explains how a LASER resident adviser’s ability to think and work politically on the ground in Kigali enabled her to support the Ministry of Justice and Institute of Legal Practice & Development to strengthen the management of Government contracts to help stem significant financial losses. The programme was able to work across institutions and support the development of tools and training for Government legal officers, strengthening existing Government systems to enhance sustainability. The study comprises one of a suite of products and illustrates LASER’s hourglass methodology for undertaking institutional reform.
Legal assistance for Economic Reform. Rwanda Case Study:Enhancing Government contract management processes to stem significant financial losses (2016) 7pp