Measurement of policy impacts and developement of indicators are seemingly basic notions, yet
in actuality are difficult to conceptualize and implement. The Measurement & Human Rights
Program seeks to develop evidence-based policy tools to guide the role of systematic
assessment techniques in human rights work.
Evidence Based Policy on Human Rights in Mexico
The collaboration between the Measurement and Human Rights (MHR) Program at Carr Center for
Human Rights Policy - Harvard Kennedy School and EGAP/Campus State of Mexico at Tec de
Monterrey will look at the work done by the Governmental Policy Commission on Human
Rights on the implementation of the National Program for Human
The National Program for Human Rights (PNDH ) was created in 2004 in line with the
framework established by the Technical Cooperation Agreement between the Mexican
government, the UNHCHR and the Vienna Plan of Action.
The main objective of the collaboration will be the support of the National Program for
Human Rights (PNDH ) using a measurement-based evidence approach, working in the area of
methodology (indicators), and research (impact assessment) , addressing the
challenge of how do we measure progress, limits and success in
promoting human rights, ad how the government can assess the impact of
the PNDH more effectively.
As part of this collaboration, Luis Eduardo Zavala, professor of Theory of Law and Ethics
and Leadership in the Exercise of Public Service at the Law Master Program of the EGAP,
at Tec of Monterrey, Mexico, visited the MHR program during the summer at the Carr
Center for Human Rights Policy to work with the Measurement and Human Rights Program on
the development of evidence-based policy tools to support the assessment of the new national
Program on Human Rights in Mexico
The Measurement & Human Rights Program at the Harvard Kennedy School's Carr Center
for Human Rights Policy is specifically designed to bring evidence-based policy and
programming to the realm of human rights policy, and to frame the discussion on the role
of systematic assessment techniques in human rights work.
School-ITESM Linkage for Public Policy Education - Mexico program
Graduados en Administracion Publica y Politica Publica (EGAP)