Director of Engagement

Joel Martinez is the Director of Engagement at the World Justice Project, where he works to connect and develop a global network of grassroots organizations through the Resource Hub, organize and lead strategic convenings, including the World Justice Forum, and support practical, locally-led programs through the World Justice Challenge. Mr. Martinez previously worked to develop and scale the WJP Rule of Law Index, a quantitative measurement of how the rule of law is experienced and perceived by the general public, helping grow country coverage from six countries in 2008 to over 100 countries in 2016. He led the administration of the Qualified Respondents' Questionnaire for two years, collecting in-depth survey data from thousands of practicing attorneys, and led the administration of the General Population Poll for five years, overseeing the collection of over 100,000 household surveys in more than 100 countries. Findings from the WJP Rule of Law Index have been cited by numerous global leaders and institutions, including media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Guardian. Mr. Martinez earned his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Middlebury College.