World Justice Challenge


The World Justice Challenge 2019: Access to Justice Solutions is a competition to identify, recognize, and promote good practices and successful solutions to improve access to justice.

More than 5 billion people have unmet justice needs globally. This justice gap includes people who cannot obtain justice for everyday problems and people who face systematic exclusion from the law. According to research conducted by the World Justice Project, more than 50% of people around the world have experienced a legal problem in the past two years alone, and justice systems are failing them. 

Identifying and promoting good practices and successful solutions is essential to narrowing the justice gap.

Effective interventions have been developed and tested around the world. Compiling an accessible evidence base of high-quality, high-impact interventions will help accelerate the dissemination of good ideas and the uptake of promising approaches.  

The following 30 projects have been selected as World Justice Challenge Finalists to be showcased at the World Justice Forum


Forum participants will be able to vote on their favorite projects via the World Justice Forum App during the week of the Forum, and winners will be selected through a combination of participant votes and an expert selection committee. Winners of the World Justice Challenge will be announced during the Forum’s closing ceremony on May 2nd. Each winning project will receive a $10,000 USD prize in recognition of its achievement and impact.

Honorable Mentions

The World Justice Project is also pleased to recognize the following ten projects as World Justice Challenge honorable mentions, who have been invited to present their work in the World Justice Forum Expo:

To see more practical programs, please visit the WJP Program Library, which catalogs on-the-ground rule of law solutions the WJP has inspired and fostered through early-stage funding and network connections in 61 countries to date.