Who We Are


The Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development (GFLJD) is a network of organizations working at the intersection of law and development with the intention of creating and exchanging legal knowledge that promotes the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 (Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels).

Although strong legal and justice systems and institutions are internationally recognized as key drivers in development, the knowledge required to build them is unevenly accessible to stakeholders worldwide. Recognizing these information deficiencies, the World Bank and its development partners established the GFLJD in 2011. The GFLJD addresses these shortcomings by connecting international financial institutions, international and regional organizations, governments, private sector entities, think thanks, academic institutions, and civil society organizations with relevant research and practices.