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Human rights and aid effectiveness: Publications and further reading

 

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Human Rights and Aid Effectiveness: Key Actions to Improve Inter-Linkages (2008)

The implementation of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness can help human rights. Equally, the application of human rights to development can strengthen the implementation of the Paris Declaration and help attain its goals.The key is for human rights and development experts to work together.

Human Rights and Aid Effectiveness: Key Actions to Improve Inter-Linkages (pdf, 591 kB)

Deeper analysis of the synergy of aid effectiveness and human rights is structured along the five pillars of the Paris Declaration - Alignment, Harmonisation, Managing, Mutual Accountability, Ownership - and across Sectors (pdf).

 

Linking Human Rights and Aid Effectiveness for Better Development Results: Practical Experience from the Health Sector (2008)

This report deals with the inter-linkages between aid affectiveness, human rights and improved results in the health sector. In this context, it assesses the functional contribution of human rights as a means of strengthening the implementation of the Paris Declaration and the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). Furthermore, the report identifies and analyses examples of the application of human rights standards and principles to the health sector. It reviews how these approaches contribute to strengthened health systems through supporting the Paris Declaration principles.

Read the report (pdf, 551 kB)

 

DAC Action-Oriented Policy Paper on Human Rights and Development (2007)
This paper outlines the DAC’s position on human rights and development and highlights new challenges in promoting and protecting human rights and integrating human rights in development. It also includes 10 principles for harmonised donor action. DAC Action-Oriented Policy Paper on Human Rights and Development (pdf, 4.42 MB)

 

Human Rights and Aid Effectiveness (2007)

The relationship between human rights and the Paris Declaration is receiving increasing attention in development research, policy and practice. This paper provides an overview of initiatives taken by the DAC with the support from GOVNET and its Human Rights Task Team. Human Rights and Aid Effectiveness (pdf, 552 kB)

 

Integrating Human Rights into Development: Donor Approaches, Experiences and Challenges (2006)

This publication, which is the most comprehensive and up-to-date of its kind, seeks to enhance understanding and consensus on why and how we need to work more strategically and coherently on the integration of human rights and development. It illustrates how aid agencies are working on human rights issues at the programming level, and it draws together lessons that form the core of the current evidence around the added value of human rights for development. Integrating Human Rights into Development: Donor Approaches, Experiences and Challenges

 

 

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Aid Effectiveness and Human Rights: Strengthening the Implementation of the Paris Declaration (2006)

This study by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) consists of a framework and five illustrations that analyse the specific contributions that human rights thinking and practice can make towards a better understanding of the Paris Declaration’s key principles and their implementation.

"Aid Effectiveness and Human Rights: Strengthening the Implementation of the Paris Declaration" (pdf, 346 kB)

 

Integrating Human Rights into Development: A Synthesis of Donor Approaches and Experiences (2005)

Written by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), this study reviews the situation in bilateral and multilateral agencies, and identifies a number of forward looking recommendations. Consult this study on the ODI website

 

 

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