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Sourcebook Brief

A summary of the Rule of Law Sourcebook

Key Resources

Analysis from ISE and external practitioners


Interactive visuals of rule of law indicators


A selection of external modules on the rule of law

The rule of law is the “glue” that binds all aspects of the state, the economy, and society. Each state function is defined by a set of rules that create governance arrangements. The state’s adherence to these arrangements can be seen in the alignment of formal and informal rule sets, the predictability and stability of how the rules are enforced, and to the degree to which successive administrations and leaders adhere to the constitution and other laws. The accountability and monitoring mechanisms within the rule of law allows abuses to be identified and for reforms to take place in an organized manner

ISE Rule of Law Resources

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Data on the Rule of Law