In Afghanistan, DPI worked as a subcontractor to Tetra Tech DPK (Tt DPK) on the Rule of Law Stabilization Program – Formal Justice Sector Component (RLS-F). This project supported the Supreme Court by providing professional training to judges and strengthening the management and budget capacity of official courts. The program trained the next generation of legal professionals to provide the leadership and competency necessary to meet the increasing demand for rule of law.
The objective of the RLS-F program was to develop the capacity of Afghanistan's justice system to be accessible, reliable, and fair. In support of the state system, the RLS-F Program advanced key reforms in the judiciary and law schools, and developed the capacity of the formal state courts. The program also increased the capacity of the judiciary and the Ministry of Justice to develop and distribute public legal outreach messages and raise public awareness through strategic communications. This project worked extensively to provide training for women judges in the areas of leadership, time management, legal drafting, and other relevant skills.