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Special Study: Legal Transition Programme Review

101 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2012 Last revised: 10 May 2016

Tomasz Bartos

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Douglas W. Arner

University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law

Charles D. Booth

Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa; University of Hawaii - William S. Richardson School of Law

Gordon Walker

La Trobe Law School

Michael Panton

The University of Hong Kong

Date Written: October 1, 2012

Abstract

This study is an evaluation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's Legal Transition Programme’s activities from 2001-2011, through a review of a sample of 30 legal reform projects and advisory projects in Armenia, Hungary, Mongolia, Russia and Serbia. It was conducted by the Evaluation department in conjunction with three external experts: Professor Douglas Arner (University of Hong Kong), Professor Charles Booth (University of Hawaii) and Professor Gordon Walker (LaTrobe University). Overall the programme was found to be successful due to its compatibility with the Bank’s activities and highly relevant due to its support of the Bank’s investments through contributions to legal improvements. The programme’s projects have made a core contribution to the transition process, influencing domestic policy formulation and contributing to stronger free market economies. The transition impact and sustainability of the programme was found to be excellent.

Keywords: transition, law reform, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, evaluation

Suggested Citation

Bartos, Tomasz and Arner, Douglas W. and Booth, Charles D. and Walker, Gordon and Panton, Michael, Special Study: Legal Transition Programme Review (October 1, 2012). University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2012/040. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2181251 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2181251

Tomasz Bartos

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) ( email )

One Exchange Square
London, EC2A 2EH
United Kingdom

Douglas W. Arner (Contact Author)

University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law ( email )

Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
China

HOME PAGE: http://hub.hku.hk/rp/rp01237

Charles D. Booth

Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa ( email )

University of Hawai'i at Manoa
2515 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822-2328
United States

University of Hawaii - William S. Richardson School of Law ( email )

2515 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822-2350
United States

Gordon Walker

La Trobe Law School ( email )

La Trobe University
Bundoora, VIC 3083 3142
Australia

Michael Panton

The University of Hong Kong ( email )

Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong, Pokfulam HK
China

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