USAID Paraguay Rule of Law and Culture of Integrity

Funded by: USAID Country: Paraguay Date Range: 2020 - 2023 Project Lead: Pulte Institute

The USAID Paraguay Rule of Law and Culture of Integrity (ROLCI) program, seeks to strengthen Paraguayan higher education institutions to improve the rule of law and culture of anti-corruption in Paraguay. To achieve this goal, the program has three expected outcomes: 1) Strengthen Higher Education Institutions; 2) Conduct research and/or technical analysis to enrich discussions over Rule of Law and anti-corruption reforms; and, 3) Improve the quality of legal services.

The Pulte Institute for Global Development is leading targeted initiatives to support these outcomes. These efforts are designed to support the strengthening of Paraguayan institutions through partnership and collaboration. These include:

  • A legal assessment of Paraguayan Higher Education Institutions, informing curricular development and professional certification efforts;
  • targeted research focused on the judicial system, in collaboration with Paraguayan researchers;
  • the strengthening of research and teaching capacity at the Paraguayan Higher Education Institutions through multiple capacity strengthening workshop series; and
  • the development of further reports and research projects related to the judicial sector, with Paraguayan collaborators. 

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