25 January 2017
By Nathalie EJ Dijkman, Justice Sector Advisor
The first Impact Report of the HiiL Justice Accelerator has indicated that, through supporting a community of 384 innovations over 5 years, the Accelerator has provided access to justice to more than 1.4 million people.
Sauti: an SMS-based trade and market information platform for small cross-border traders and SME’s in East Africa24 January 2017
By Katie Davis, Communications Intern
Informal cross-border trade is a 2 billion US dollar industry to African economies. It creates jobs, contributes to food and energy security, and alleviates poverty. 60% of informal trade in the East African Community (EAC) is carried out by small-scale traders and is often the most important income-source to rural livelihoods. 70-80% of these traders are women who have on average 7 dependents in their household.
10 January 2017
By Martin Gramatikov, Head of Measuring Justice
Hundreds of thousands of employment disputes occur every year in Ukraine. Most of these disputes are about people’s most valuable human capital – their ability to work, earn stable income and guarantee the future for themselves and their families. Fair and secure employment relationships are the backbone of inclusive societies and prospering economies.