Innovative Program Design and Implementation Management

Translation of doctrine and strategy into effective program design is the critical link between theory and practice. Innovative program designs that are based on local ownership increase the likelihood of successful outcomes. With a proper project framework, the focus then becomes vigilant, energetic program management. Though the day-to-day aspects of project management may not be high-profile, consistent professional operations are the key ingredient to overall project success.

Public Defenders Office (PDO), Kano, Nigeria.
GADJET PartnersGlobal, the Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative (also known as Partners West Africa - Nigeria), Democratic Action Group, and New-Rule are addressing judicial reform in Kano State, Nigeria through the Greater Access to Defense and Justice (GADJET) project. The overarching goal of the initiative is to improve citizens' and indigents' access to justice by providing legal services through the establishment of a Public Defender's Office. The GADJET program is possible with the generous support of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the US Department of State.


In addition to collaboration to develop the Legal Aid Guide for PDO Kano, New-Rule is currently working on expanding the functionality of the PDO case management system, which will empower staff to effectively manage the expanding caseload.

Warriors to Peace Guardians, Kenya. 
In Kenya, New-Rule Senior Advisor Gail Ervin recently catalyzed a new team of pastoralist peacebuilders and local CSOs to implement the Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB) Warriors to Peace Guardians Initiative, funded by the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). Dr. Ervin is co-leading a multinational team in training and developing a cadre of indigenous peace guardians to establish and sustain peace in a remote area of Baringo County, based in a uniquely pastoralist design. She further serves as the M&E manager in empowering indigenous partners as part of the field-testing of USIP’s Impact Tools in a remote conflict setting.

Court Automation at the East African Court of Justice.
New-Rule supported the design, installation, and training on a state of the art judicial case management and recording system. Consultations involved the latest in workflow analysis and business process modeling. 

MCC Albania Public Procurement project, recipient of 2010 United Nations Public Procurement award. New-Rule CEO Scott Carlson drafted the project design and managed the first phase of the MCC procurement reform project with a dedicated team, including committed Albanian government counterparts.

Albanian Participatory Constitutionmaking Project, which introduced Albania's first and only post-communist Constitution. New-Rule CEO Scott Carlson served as a director of the secretariat that stewarded the participatory constitutional process.
New-Rule Impact

Jordanian Justice Sector Assessment

Comparative Study of the Rule of Law Programs in Afghanistan and Iraq

Rule of Law Strategy Development

Expert Rule of Law Opinion