This guide provides practical guidance on rule of law programming in post-conflict environments. It reflectsover twenty years of experience working in post-conflict environments, and presents the key challenges,lessons learned, and programming options for advancing rule of law development objectives in theseenvironments. It is hoped that this guide will facilitate effective analysis, planning and programming thatcontribute to the strengthening of the rule of law in post-conflict societies.More information, including electronic versions of the Office of Democracy and Governance TechnicalPublication Series, is available from the office’s Intranet site at http://inside.usaid.gov/DCHA/DG and USAID’sInternet site athttp://www.usaid.gov/our_work/democracy_and_governance.
ABOUT THE DG OFFICE
The Office of Democracy and Governance (DG) supports and advances USAID's DG programming worldwide.The DG Office provides technical and intellectual leadership in the field of democracy development, assistsUSAID Missions in the design and implementation of democracy and good governance strategies, and directlymanages some USAID programs.The DG Office's primary objective is to work with USAID Missions, regional and pillar bureaus, and other U.S.Government partners to incorporate democracy and governance as a key element in foreign assistanceprogramming. Especially where USAID has limited presence, the DG Office often leads democracy andgovernance assessment teams that help define objectives and establish new programs.The DG Office provides assistance in the following areas: 1) Rule of Law; 2) Elections and Political Processes;3) Civil Society; 4) Governance; 5) Special Programs to Address the Needs of Survivors (SPANS); and 6)Strategic Planning and Research.