With globalization, the international dialogue around common problems and collective aspirations has been deepening and expanding.  The action of international community actors has the capacity to affect positively or negatively the domestic policy and the local communities in the countries they intend to support or liaise with.

 

Hence, international development actors must engage responsibly in the drafting and/or implementation of their recommendations to national institutions.  In order to do so, they need to thoroughly understand not only the law, policy, and regulatory frameworks in which they will contextualize their activity, but also the culture of the society that receives their cooperation and recommendations to ensure their appropriation, sustainability, and scalabilility.

 

Services

  • Litigation, Legal representation and Advice
  • Legal environment and field  research
  • Policy Design
  • Legal and Context-Specific Human Rights Due Diligence
  • Organizational Structuring  and Reform
  • Legal Persons Formation and incorporation
  • Building and Managing Public and/or Private Partnerships
  • Legal support for cross-border philanthropy and cooperation
  • Socio-cultural Assessment
  • Participatory Research Assessment
  • Project identification and scoping mission for impact
  • Stakeholder Mapping and Power Analysis
  • Strategic Planning and Programming
  • Agenda-Setting
  • Socia Media, Coalitions, and Campaigning
  • Financial Management and Social Impact Auditing
  • Communication Strategy for Development
  • Capacity strengthening
  • Grassroots legal empowerment of actors
  • Aid effectiveness and social impact analysis
  • Project evaluation and assessment
  • RRA LABsTM for knowledge building and improvement of impact

Areas

  • International Development
  • International Human Rights and National Protection Mechanisms
  • Compared Legal Culture and Systems
  • Global Administrative Law
  • NPO / Third Sector Policy
  • Democratic Governance
  • Local Administration Reform
  • Human Trafficking
  • Criminalization, Victimization and  Prosecution Crime, Hate and Abuse Victims
  • Mutualism Self-help Groups and Solidarity Economy
  • Grassroots Development
  • Children Rights
  • Structural Poverty
  • Informal Economy
  • Data Gathering
  • Community Organizing
  • Legal Empowerment

RRA Team Experience

  • For a United Nations’ Regional Agency, conducted literature, desk, and field review and produced a strategy on poverty reduction  in the   informal economy for several countries  through  legal empowerment  and the implementation of cross-sectoral partnerships (MENA)
  • For an Embassy, developed and conducted training sessions on the rights of civil society organizations to private property, solidarity economics,  and participatory governance (Venezuela)
  • For a United Nations’ Country Based Agency, coordinated and positioned technical assistance strategies for treaty implementation through law, policy, and inter-administrative action plans for governmental agencies (Colombia)
  • For a United Nations’ Project and an Embassy’s Bi-lateral Cooperation Program, researched  and produced a handbook on  interagency coordination to increase the effectiveness of the state’s response to victims of labour and sexual  exploitation (UK and Colombia)
  • For an International Organization, conducted training session on international law and standards protecting the existence and operations of civil society organizations (USA and Guatemala)
  • For an International Donor providing support to a grassroots organization, developed a monitoring and evaluation system to measure the effectiveness and impact of community legal empowerment project on women land rights  (USA and Uganda)
  • For an Independent Global Commission, developed policy analysis on multiple field consultations covering access to justice, rule of law and income generation ESCRs drawn from over twenty countries around the world.
  • For a Global Research Centre, conducted desk and field review for drawing findings and insights of a field-based pilot project on informal economy (India)
  • For a Policy- Action-  Research Network, researched  and produced a   report on legal and policy environment of  two occupational groups in the rural and urban informal economy of Colombia  (USA)
  • For a UN Research Centre,   researched and produced a policy discussion paper on governance challenges for poverty reduction in Latin America in light of the  legal empowerment of the poor agenda (Norway)
  • For a National Government,  and invited by a  Fortune 500 Company, advised on vulnerable populations and poverty reduction  through public  policy reform   (Colombia)
  •  For an International Not-for-Profit Organization, developed and implemented training session on advocacy for constitutional values to strengthen the legitimacy of civil society and democratic space  (Nicaragua)
  • Contact: international@rra-law-innovation.com