DFID Awards Grant

PCJ Receives Grant to Work in Ethiopia 

Five-Year Project as part of Indicators in Development:  
Safety and Justice project


The Program in Criminal Justice (PCJ) has received a grant from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to strengthen national capacity in the Government of Ethiopia to design and use indicators to achieve better governance and to demonstrate results in safety and justice. The grant began in January, 2013 and will fund work in Ethiopia for a period of 5 years. Throughout a period of scoping work in 2012, PCJ began collaborations with federal justice agencies and research institutions, and will continue to expand collaborations to respond to demand for joint action research from other criminal justice institutions both at the federal and regional levels of government. 

Speaking at a launch event in Addis Ababa in January, 2013, which formally commenced the UK government’s new investment in Community Security and Justice in Ethiopia, Professor Bruce Western, Faculty Director of the Program in Criminal Justice, observed:

From my time with this first year in Ethiopia, I come away impressed with the initiative of our Ethiopian partners and their deep commitment to the safety and security of their communities…We have been working over the last year or so with the Federal Police and the Ministry of Justice exploring our shared interests in indicators of justice, community policing, and measures that can help improve safety and security, particularly for women and children.”

Additional Information

  • Learn more about our initial work with the Ethiopian Federal Police and the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Justice
  • About the 2012 Harvard Annual Workshop on Indicators of Justice and Safety, to which we welcomed representatives from Ethiopia for the first time
  • About the principal project manager on this grant, Mila Cerecina
The Minister of Justice considers data on prosecution outcomes, at the Workshop on Indicators our program co-hosted with the Ministry in Addis Ababa in April 2012. Photo credit Mila Cerecina

Above:  The Minister of Justice considers data on prosecution outcomes, at the Workshop on Indicators our program co-hosted with the Ministry in Addis Ababa in April 2012. Also pictured is PCJ Senior Research Fellow, Todd Foglesong 

Photo credit: Mila Cerecina, PCJ Program Fellow