Indicators in Development: Safety and Justice

In December 2016, the PCJ concluded the Indicators in Development: Safety and Justice project, with the completion of its work in project’s final country, Ethiopia.

Watch Developing Governance Indicators in Justice and Safety: A Country-Led Approach video series for the key principles emerged during this project, and practical examples from the PCJ’s work in partnering countries, including Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Jamaica and Ethiopia.

What do indicators of justice look like?

Many national governments, civil society organizations, and international development agencies today are busily measuring the world of justice and safety, using statistics on recorded crime, surveys of victimization, estimates of the global burden of armed violence, and expert assessments of the quality of the rule of law. Learn about the role of domestically-conceived indicators of justice as well as how the countries relate to internationally-designed measures of justice and safety. More about this project.

Map illustrating Homicides per 100,000 population in 119 Major Cities, 2008 - sources Sources: UN Office of Drugs and Crime; Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, Harvard Kennedy School



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