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Data collection

Data analysis

Evidence based policy

Impact assesments


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Many issues face all of the actors involved in human rights research, whether those actors be academics, students, practitioners or NGO members, from the government or United Nations, or from the media.

The Measurement & Human Rights Program has selected four avenues through which to discuss major issues concerning measurement and human rights:

Data collection: How will the human rights community overcome obstacles in making its data collection more rigorous, more comprehensive, and comparable over time?

Data analysis: How will the human rights community accurately identify trends, standardize definitions, and have uniformly rigorous analysis across organizations?

Evidence based policy: How will the human rights community effectively incorporate quantitative data and analysis into the policy-making process?

Impact assessments: How will the human rights community accurately evaluate the impact of their interventions?

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