At PRI, we are committed to strengthening our ability to capture and communicate our effectiveness in order to learn what does and does not work in the development of fair and effective criminal justice systems worldwide.
Much of PRI’s work is advocacy and policy-based and produces intangible outcome – ‘raised awareness’ for example – that can be difficult to measure. Progress in criminal justice reform is often slow. Results achieved at an institutional level, changes to laws and policies for example, take time to reach and change the lives of beneficiaries, suspects, defendants, prisoners and former prisoners: certainly longer than the average project time frame of two to three years.
In 2013, we began a concerted programme of work to overcome some of these problems, testing and developing new methods which would help us rigorously assess and effectively communicate the medium-to-long term impact of our projects and programmes.
Browse our recent evaluations
Supporting the improvement of service provision for women offenders who have experienced violence and discrimination and their vulnerable children (Mid-term evaluation, May 2018)
Reducing Torture and Ill-treatment through Strengthening Preventive Monitoring Mechanisms in Georgia and Armenia (Mid-term evaluation, June 2017)
Gender-sensitive Approach to Probation in Kenya: Project evaluation (external evaluation, May 2017)
Excellence in Training on Rehabilitation in Africa (ExTRA) Project (Final), November 2016
Advocacy on the Bangkok Rules and women in the criminal justice issues at the international level (external evaluation, February 2016)
Excellence in Training on Rehabilitation in Africa (ExTRA) Project (Mid-term), January 2016
Case study of the review of the Standard Minimum Rules (external evaluation, 2015)
Abolition of violence against children in closed institutions in Central Asia (mid-term), October 2015
Abolition of the death penalty and implementation of humane alternative sanctions (2012-2015)
Developing criminal legislation in line with international human rights standards in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan (2013-2015)
Promoting a human rights based approach towards vulnerable groups in detention in MENA (2011-2013)
Challenging the overuse of imprisonment in Georgia (2010-2013)
Rehabilitation of ex-prisoners in Kazakhstan (2012-2013)
Reforming the juvenile justice system in Jordan (2011-2013)