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Legal empowerment of the poor and its relation to pro‐poor growth

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Legal empowerment of the poor (LEP) encompasses both bottom‐up approaches and state‐level reforms. Poor people are at the centre of the LEP approach, although donor strategies are most effective when targeting the right‐holder and the duty‐bearer simultaneously. Donors should address the plurality of legal systems as well as integrating all institutional levels of the sector into their reform and capacity‐building processes. Donors should also be aware that the enhancement of rights, awareness, enablement and enforcement must go beyond the justice sector and be integrated into other sectors. Political reality must also be considered and donors should be aware that they are aiming to change power relations. Because state accountability is central, donors should improve trust and confidence in the state as duty‐bearer.
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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2012-04-01

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