UNDP Commission of the Legal Empowerment of the Poor at http://www.undp.org/legalempowerment

Last year, I blogged about the formation of a high level commission by the UNDP to look into law and development from the angle of the poor. I came across that topic again with a UNDP colleague that I met for coffee today to chat about development and such. I learnt that the Commission is in full swing, and that he wanted me to help coordinate and rally the NGO world into the efforts. I readily agreed, and admitted that I have continued to do my law work with both a grassroots as well as an institutional reform lens. I also learnt that the UNDP has started a website for the Commission so that the general public can keep track of its activities and achievements: http://www.undp.org/legalempowerment