Afghanistan emerged from Taliban rule in 2001 as an institutional wasteland. The justice deficit was acute, making the country a test case for law-based nation-building. Ever since, IDLO has been working with the Afghan government to drive judicial reform and foster the rule of law.
The world's second most populous country notoriously combines democratic governance with poor service provision and crippling inequality. While economic growth and government initiatives have lifted many out of poverty, corruption, social disparities and environmental degradation persist.
A lower middle-income country since 2008, Indonesia has boosted living standards and increasingly more people have access to basic services. Remarkable steps in tackling social and economic challenges have been made.
Landlocked and traditionally isolated, Mongolia possesses a great wealth of under-exploited natural resources, including gold, silver and copper, as well as 10% of the world's known coal reserves.
During a period of historic democratic transition within Myanmar, the rule of law has emerged as a priority issue. The government of Myanmar has repeatedly emphasized the importance of strengthening rule of law for the development of the country as Myanmar emerges from decades of military rule.
While benefiting from the exploitation of natural resources, Papua New Guinea struggles to provide basic services to its population. It has the highest incidence of HIV in the Pacific region.
Despite being considered as a rapidly growing country both economically and socially, the Philippines still needs to improve its justice system to definitively obtain its status of newly developed country.