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Measuring Policy Implementation

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 Rights (PNDH).

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.


A Partnership:

The Kennedy School-ITESM Linkage for Public Policy Education - Mexico program

Escuela de Graduados en Administracion Publica y Politica Publica (EGAP)

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