Project profile — Evidence-based Transitional Justice


President and Fellows of HarvardCollege Office for Sponsored
2022-07-27 - 2024-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (20.00%)
• America, regional (20.00%)
• Asia, regional (20.00%)
• Oceania, regional (20.00%)
• Europe, regional (20.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project contributes to preventing atrocities in fragile and conflict-affected states and globally by supporting evidence-based transitional justice policies. The project develops research, generates data, and conducts training and outreach to improve assistance to victims and enhance the effectiveness of transitional justice mechanisms. While the scope is global, the project focuses on case studies. It closely examines the situations in Cambodia, Central African Republic, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Iraq, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Haiti, and Myanmar.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased use of data and measurements for the analyze, monitor and evaluate the impact of transitional justice mechanisms for diverse and vulnerable groups; and (2) increased understanding among policymakers and civil society groups of the attributes and qualities of transitional justice mechanisms that contribute to atrocity prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding, and broader rights protection for members of diverse and vulnerable groups.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $288,058
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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