Programs

The WJP engages its global network to identify areas where the rule of law is weak and create practical solutions that can strengthen the rule of law. The WJP acts as an incubator to develop practical, on the ground programs that are community-led and culturally legitimate. By helping to catalyze its diverse network, these WJP programs—led by non-traditional actors often outside the justice system, including artists, engineers, and healthcare workers—are advancing the rule of law from the ground up.

The WJP provides modest seed grants to support select programs, as well as connections to others in its global network to encourage collaboration and program success. Since 2008, the WJP has helped to incubate more than 100 multidisciplinary projects in five continents, and has provided over $1,000,000 in seed grants through its World Justice Challenge—a seed-grant competition to advance the rule of law.

Senegal
Sub-Saharan Africa
Grantee
Active
Absence of Corruption (Factor 2)
Business
Physical Infrastructure
Government
Infrastructure
Indonesia
East Asia & Pacific
Grantee
Active
Absence of Corruption (Factor 2)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Informal Justice (Factor 9)
Judiciary
Indonesia
East Asia & Pacific
Grantee
Active
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Informal Justice (Factor 9)
Environment
Human Rights
Judiciary
Senegal
Sub-Saharan Africa
Grantee
Active
Open Government (Factor 3)
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Education
Government
Women and Girls
Youth
Indonesia
East Asia & Pacific
Grantee
Active
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Informal Justice (Factor 9)
Faith
Human Rights
Women and Girls
Senegal
Sub-Saharan Africa
Grantee
Active
Open Government (Factor 3)
Government
Indonesia
East Asia & Pacific
Grantee
Active
Absence of Corruption (Factor 2)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Environment
Judiciary
Indonesia
East Asia & Pacific
Grantee
Active
Absence of Corruption (Factor 2)
Open Government (Factor 3)
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Government
Senegal
Sub-Saharan Africa
Grantee
Active
Open Government (Factor 3)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Education
Government
Media
Women and Girls
Youth
Tajikistan
Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Grantee
Active
Absence of Corruption (Factor 2)
Open Government (Factor 3)
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Informal Justice (Factor 9)
Education
Human Rights
Media
Security and Law Enforcement
Women and Girls
Zimbabwe
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ethiopia
Mongolia
Afghanistan
United States
International
Grantee
Active
Absence of Corruption (Factor 2)
Open Government (Factor 3)
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Education
Government
Human Rights
Kyrgyzstan
Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Partner
Absence of Corruption (Factor 2)
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Informal Justice (Factor 9)
Arts and Culture
Education
Government
Human Rights
Media
Germany
South Africa
Turkey
United States
Russia
Kenya
India
Singapore
Brazil
Japan
International
Partner
Active
Absence of Corruption (Factor 2)
Open Government (Factor 3)
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Informal Justice (Factor 9)
Business
Education
Government
Human Rights
Judiciary
Media
Science and Technology
Security and Law Enforcement
China
East Asia & Pacific
Partner
Active
Constraints on Government Powers (Factor 1)
Absence of Corruption (Factor 2)
Open Government (Factor 3)
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Education
Government
Human Rights
Judiciary
Argentina
Latin America & Caribbean
Grantee
Active
Constraints on Government Powers (Factor 1)
Absence of Corruption (Factor 2)
Open Government (Factor 3)
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Government
Science and Technology
Mongolia
East Asia & Pacific
Partner
Active
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Environment
Government
Human Rights
Security and Law Enforcement
Cambodia
East Asia & Pacific
Grantee
Active
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Human Rights
Judiciary
Media
Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic
Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Partner
Active
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Education
Human Rights
Zimbabwe
Sub-Saharan Africa
Partner
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Arts and Culture
Education
Government
Human Rights
Media
Brazil
Latin America & Caribbean
Grantee
Active
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Education
Human Rights
Women and Girls
Youth
Malawi
Sub-Saharan Africa
Grantee
Completed
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Informal Justice (Factor 9)
Human Rights
Judiciary
Security and Law Enforcement
Nepal
South Asia
Partner
Absence of Corruption (Factor 2)
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Government
Human Rights
Media
Youth
Tanzania
Sub-Saharan Africa
Partner
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Education
Human Rights
Judiciary
Nepal
South Asia
Partner
Active
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Business
Government
Human Rights
Cameroon
Sub-Saharan Africa
Grantee
Active
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Informal Justice (Factor 9)
Education
Human Rights
Judiciary
Media
Myanmar
East Asia & Pacific
Grantee
Active
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Informal Justice (Factor 9)
Human Rights
Judiciary
Kenya
Sub-Saharan Africa
Grantee
Active
Open Government (Factor 3)
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Informal Justice (Factor 9)
Education
Government
Human Rights
Women and Girls
Youth
India
Nepal
South Asia
Grantee
Active
Open Government (Factor 3)
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Security and Law Enforcement
Kenya
Sub-Saharan Africa
Grantee
Active
Constraints on Government Powers (Factor 1)
Absence of Corruption (Factor 2)
Open Government (Factor 3)
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Informal Justice (Factor 9)
Education
Government
Human Rights
Infrastructure
Liberia
Sub-Saharan Africa
Partner
Absence of Corruption (Factor 2)
Open Government (Factor 3)
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Informal Justice (Factor 9)
Government
Human Rights
Judiciary
Media
Security and Law Enforcement
Youth
Pakistan
South Asia
Grantee
Active
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Business
Human Rights
Public Health
Women and Girls
Argentina
Bolivia
Latin America & Caribbean
Grantee
Active
Constraints on Government Powers (Factor 1)
Open Government (Factor 3)
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Environment
Government
Human Rights
Physical Infrastructure
Vietnam
East Asia & Pacific
Partner
Active
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Education
Human Rights
Military and Public Safety
Security and Law Enforcement
Youth
Israel
Middle East & North Africa
Grantee
Active
Open Government (Factor 3)
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Government
Human Rights
Security and Law Enforcement
Women and Girls
South Africa
Namibia
Malawi
Sub-Saharan Africa
Grantee
Active
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Human Rights
Judiciary
Kuwait
Middle East & North Africa
Grantee
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Business
Government
Human Rights
Women and Girls
Nepal
South Asia
Grantee
Active
Absence of Corruption (Factor 2)
Open Government (Factor 3)
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Business
Education
Human Rights
Public Health
Security and Law Enforcement
Women and Girls
Togo
Sub-Saharan Africa
Partner
Active
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Environment
Government
Judiciary
Security and Law Enforcement
Mexico
Guatemala
El Salvador
Honduras
United States
Latin America & Caribbean
Partner
Open Government (Factor 3)
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Human Rights
Military and Public Safety
Public Health
Security and Law Enforcement
Myanmar
Thailand
East Asia & Pacific
Partner
Active
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Informal Justice (Factor 9)
Arts and Culture
Education
Human Rights
Media
Youth
Vanuatu
East Asia & Pacific
Grantee
Active
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Informal Justice (Factor 9)
Business
Education
Faith
Government
Human Rights
Judiciary
China
East Asia & Pacific
Grantee
Active
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Education
Environment
Government
Human Rights
Infrastructure
Cameroon
Sub-Saharan Africa
Grantee
Active
Absence of Corruption (Factor 2)
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Business
Faith
Government
Military and Public Safety
Public Health
Science and Technology
China
East Asia & Pacific
Grantee
Active
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Informal Justice (Factor 9)
Education
Human Rights
Judiciary
Public Health
Other
Colombia
Latin America & Caribbean
Grantee
Active
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Arts and Culture
Education
Security and Law Enforcement
Youth
Thailand
East Asia & Pacific
Grantee
Active
Open Government (Factor 3)
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Education
Government
Human Rights
Infrastructure
Judiciary
Military and Public Safety
Security and Law Enforcement
Brazil
Latin America & Caribbean
Grantee
Active
Open Government (Factor 3)
Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Arts and Culture
Education
Human Rights
Ghana
Sub-Saharan Africa
Grantee
Active
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Education
Security and Law Enforcement
Youth
India
South Asia
Grantee
Active
Absence of Corruption (Factor 2)
Open Government (Factor 3)
Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Informal Justice (Factor 9)
Education
Government
Human Rights
Judiciary
Security and Law Enforcement
Myanmar
East Asia & Pacific
Opportunity Fund
Order and Security (Factor 5)
Civil Justice (Factor 7)
Criminal Justice (Factor 8)
Government
Human Rights
Judiciary

World Justice Challenge

Since its launch in 2008, the World Justice Challenge has provided financial, research, and networking support to more than 50 projects operating on five continents.

Learn more