Strategic support to the teams of Rule of Law Advisers to Moldova and Ukraine.

26/04/2016 - 31/12/2016

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The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MoJ) decided to develop a 3-year overall strategy and planning cycle to support the Rule of Law (RoL) in Moldova and Ukraine. As a starting point for discussions, the following outline was designed:

  1.    Overall priorities Rule of Law
  2.    Reform agenda Ukraine/Moldova – Including political commitment and context
  3.    The Norwegian Rule of Law response pool:
    • Working concept/approach: Full Justice Chain – holistic, flexible and responsive approach to support justice reform
    • Process for identification of projects and priority areas of engagement
    • The essential policies and procedures required for effective implementation and accountability
    • Recruitment of experts
    • Training
  4.    Theory of change: Ukraine/Moldova
  5.    Resultsframework and reporting chain: Ukraine/Moldova
  6.    Local ownership and sustainability
  7.    Risk
  8.    Gender
  9.    Anti-corruption
  10.    Donor-co-ordination Ukraine/Moldova
  11.    Exit Strategy

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Mandate outputs / products

Provide technical advise, ref. 2 and 3, including written comments on drafts.

Outcome objectives of mandate

The Norwegian Ministry of Justice (MoJ) received sufficient strategic support for the development of 3-year strategies for the planning cycle for Ukraine and Moldova. This included written comments on a draft on each country.

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