Impact by Regions, Countries & Territories

UNDP’s Global Programme supports crisis-affected contexts across all regions to strengthen the rule of law and human rights. In this section, we present five regional overviews, detailing our priorities and approach depending on the context, as well as feature select country and territory results from 2021.

Five contexts from the list (Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Mali and Yemen) illustrate the achievements of the Global Focal Point for the Rule of Law (GFP). In peacekeeping missions and transition settings, UNDP’s Global Programme works through the GFP to deliver integrated assistance with our UN partners.

GFP Global Focal Point Highlights


In Morocco, a joint technical working group was established between UNDP and the Ministry of Justice, UNDP’s key partner for the rule of law programming in the country. This cooperation enabled stronger and more effective engagement with other justice stakeholders, such as the Supreme Judicial Council and the Public Prosecutor’s Office, ensuring that both UNDP and its institutional partners have a clear shared understanding of programme activities, implementation priorities and people-centred approach. This coordination, including through the working group, has resulted in the extended rule of law programming in Morocco.

In 2021, UNDP signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the MoJ to work on the justice sector reform. This effort has led to the design of a joint programmatic framework to be implemented starting in 2022 to enhance justice for all in the country through digital transformation. In Morocco, where the justice sector has been particularly affected by low levels of public confidence and allegations of improprieties, the promise of digital justice was well accepted. To implement the justice reform, UNDP facilitated a tripartite partnership in digital transformation, among three key judicial independent bodies: the Ministry of Justice, the Supreme Judiciary Council and the Public Prosecutor’s Office. The Ministry of Justice organized an international conference to analyse best practices and decide on the legal framework for digitization of judicial processes in Morocco.

With UNDP’s support and due to its catalytic funding, the Ministry of Justice will lead and fund a project on the digital transformation of justice in the next four years.

Legal framework for digitization of judicial processes conference
International conference on the legal framework for digitization of judicial processes, Tangier, Morocco.Photo: UNDP

Key Results: Morocco

Technical assistance provided to develop three comprehensive project proposals on the reform of the justice sector.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between UNDP and the Ministry of Justice.

An international conference on the legal basis for the digitization of judicial procedures was organized, where eight countries presented their experiences and more than 100 legal professionals participated. Following the event, all notes and recommendations were compiled into a report that will serve as a roadmap to further improve the legal framework for digital justice in Morocco.