An estimated 5 billion people have unmet justice needs globally. This justice gap underscores the urgency of realizing justice for all and demonstrates unacceptable levels of exclusion from justice. In this methodological working paper produced by the World Justice Project with expert input from the Task Force on Justice, learn about the development process, measurement approach, and progress being made to estimate the scale and impact of the justice gap. 

 

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals lay out ambitious targets to guide development policies through 2030, including target 16.3's promise to "ensure equal access to justice for all." But as data on people's experience of justice grows, it is becoming increasingly clear that the world is not on track to meet this target.

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