Effective legal programming requires a sophisticated understanding of comparative law, and experience in implementing legal programs in a variety of countries and legal systems around the world. Unsuccessful legal programs often fail to take into account fundamental differences in national legal systems, including an understanding of the role that law occupies in the society of the project country. Emerge International provides advice, assistance, and evaluation of legal programming in the specific context of the country’s national legal system. Emerge International relies on evidence-based program design and evaluation in order to improve service delivery to beneficiaries of legal programming.
Emerge International’s lead consultant, Hadley Rose, has experience working from a variety of perspectives on legal programs in many countries. Rose has supported Syria programming, and worked in Afghanistan, Rwanda, and Cambodia for a number of years. Rose also has experience working for foreign governments, U.N. bodies, international NGOs, and local CSOs. In addition to providing expert, evidence-based advice on designing effective legal programs and utilizing quantitative and qualitative research to enhance programming, Rose also specializes in assessing program lessons learned in order to inform future programming and approaches.