This study explains how Legal Assistance for Economic Reform went about scoping legal-based options for investment climate reform
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 LASER went about scoping legal-based options for investment climate reform in Uganda. It illustrates LASER’s hourglass methodology for undertaking institutional reform which is not a panacea but does offer new insights and ways into tackling complex problems which lie at the heart of investment climate and other sector programming. It describes how roll out of a new small claims procedure was an effective entry point for subsequently widening engagement with the Uganda Judiciary on issues of commercial dispute resolution. This case study is one of a suite of LASER products which develops latest thinking on doing development differently.
Legal Assistance for Economic Reform. Uganda Case Study: Designing an Institutional Reform Programme at Scale (2015) 10pp