Mr Nicholas Menzies, a Senior Counsel in the Governance Global Practice of the World Bank, is the new Task Team Leader of the Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP). Menzies takes over the management of JPIP from Ms Nightingale Rukuba-Ngaiza, who has taken over other duties with the World Bank. Menzies is no stranger to JPIP, having been involved in the project since 2012, including undertaking several mission visits to JPIP. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked on Indigenous Land and Natural Resource Governance in Australia; on Legal Empowerment and Access to Justice in Cambodia, and on Policy Reform in Papua New Guinea. George Larbi will continue to be the Co-Task Team Leader of JPIP, based in Nairobi.
JPIP is a World Bank-funded project, initiated in 2012 to improve the performance of the Judiciary, enabling it to provide services in a more effective, efficient and accountable manner.JPIP consists of four components that are anchored within Judiciary’s transformation strategy. The components are: Court Administration and Case Management; Judicial Training and Staff Development; Court Infrastructure, and Project Management. JPIP is a Management Development Project and is currently the second largest stand-alone Judiciary project in the world financed by the World Bank.