Co-chair and Trustee | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
“If you want to improve the rule of law, you need a way to measure it. The World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index helps the global community by doing just that – helping transform the global conversation about the rule of law, and in doing so, providing a new source of knowledge that can improve lives everywhere.” — Bill Gates
In advance of the launch of the WJP Rule of Law Index 2014, we asked leading global voices to share their thoughts on the importance of the rule of law and the World Justice Project’s efforts to measure it. The Index relies on over 100,000 household and expert surveys to measure how the rule of law is experienced in everyday life around the world.
ABOUT THE WORLD JUSTICE PROJECT:
The World Justice Project (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law around the globe. Establishing the rule of law is fundamental to achieving communities of opportunity and equity—communities that offer sustainable economic development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights. Through our mutually reinforcing programs of Research and Scholarship, the WJP Rule of Law Index, and Engagement, WJP seeks to stimulate government reforms, develop practical programs at the community level, and increase public awareness about the foundational importance of the rule of law. Learn more at: www.worldjusticeproject.org