Legal Assistance for Economic Reform (LASER) is a Department for International Developmen funded programme aiming 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. Problem-driven and iterative in nature, LASER supports partner governments to develop initiatives that are country owned and led. Its logframe commits to activities under broad outputs, but the specifics are determined at the country level with counterparts on a rolling basis.
After a successful one month pilot in February 2014, the Government of Rwanda requested a LASER Resident Adviser be embedded within the Ministry of Justice for a year. This case study examines how this adviser has worked with the legal pro bono community in Rwanda.
Legal Assistance for Economic Reform : Rwanda Case Study: Using pro bono support to build government capacity (2015) 6pp