Publications we have contributed to
LDP believe in the value of practical, accessible, jargon-free writing. On an occasional basis, we produce a range of publications, including:
Legal Assistance for Economic Reform (LASER) (DFID, 2014-2017; www.laserdev.org)
LASER aims to improve investment climates in up to eight countries, with a focus on fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS), by helping to identify and solve commercial law and justice problems, as well as documenting and sharing lessons about how to do this. Using a problem-driven, iterative, approach, LASER supports partner governments to develop initiatives that are country owned and led.
Gender dimensions of Investment Climate Reform (IFC, 2010)
Gender Dimensions of Investment Climate Reform is a book which provides fresh solutions to common issues that women entrepreneurs face and presents actionable tools for promoting gender-sensitive reforms. It enables policy makers and development practitioners to diagnose gender issues in the business environment, design solutions and recommendations for addressing gender constraints, and monitor and evaluate the implementation of those recommendations.
Gender and Investment Climate Reform Assessments - Economic Opportunities for Women in the Pacific (IFC, 2009)
Empowering women with economic opportunity provides them with the means to take care of their families and communities, and escape the poverty cycle. The Gender and Investment Climate Reform Assessments for Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga and Vanuatu address some of the barriers preventing women from realizing their economic potential by providing practical and attainable solutions to improving business women's opportunities. The reports are the result of collaboration between the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and IFC, and ask whether women face different or additional investment climate constraints in comparison to men.
How to Note on Justice Sector Reform (DANIDA, 2010)
How to Note on Justice Sector Reform provides hands-on guidance and inspiration on how put the promotion of freedom, democracy and respect for human rights into practice in Danish development cooperation. This How to Note focuses on one particular aspect of the support to the realisation of human rights - building societies based on justice and the rule of law through support to justice sector reform.