Measurement & Human Rights

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OHCHR

OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS
HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

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PROGRAM ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN DEVELOPMENT
Harvard School of Public Health

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MHR MEASUREMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM
Harvard Kennedy School
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

 

Expert meeting
on Methodological Issues of Qualitative
and Quantitative Tools for Measuring Compliance with
the Right to Development

By Invitation only

 

27-28 January 2009
Harvard Kennedy School, Malkin Penthouse, 4th floor, Littauer Center Building

 

Provisional programme of work as of 13 January 2009

 

Monday 26 January 2009

 

6:00 p.m. Reception and Dinner (venue to be confirmed)
   
Tuesday 27 January 2009

 

9 - 9:30 a.m. Registration of participants
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Welcome and opening of the meeting.
   Speakers: Prof. Stephen Marks, Andrea Rossi, OHCHR officer
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Introduction of participants
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. The challenge of implementing the right to development.
    Speaker: Dr. Arjun Sengupta
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Significance of potential use of the criteria - Mandate of the high-level task force on the right to development and the Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
   Speaker: OHCHR officer
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Coffee break
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Purpose of the refinement of the criteria - Clarification of the meaning of the right to development for the purposes of periodic evaluation, method used for current criteria and of the partnerships to be evaluated under MDG 8.
   Speaker: Prof. Stephen Marks
1 - 2.30 p.m. Lunch break
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Lessons learned from other efforts to introduce human rights consideration into the qualitative and quantitative assessment of development policies, programmes, and projects.
   Speakers: World Bank and UNDP (to be confirmed)
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Refinement of the current criteria - Suggestions for the specific sub-criteria or indicators under each criterion capable of providing tools of measurement of conformity with the right to development.
   Topic introduced and moderated by Rajeev Malhotra, Consultant

Discussion:

Structural criteria (a) – (g)
Process criteria (h) – (m)
Outcome criteria (n) – (q)
Reconsidering the three categories

4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Coffee Break
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Relation between MDG8 specific criteria and a "comprehensive and coherent set of guidelines" on implementation of the right to development.
   Speakers: Nicolaas Schrijver and Prof. Stephen Marks
5:15 - 6:00 p.m. Discussion among the participants
   
Wednesday 28 January 2009

 

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Suggestions for the thematic expansion of existing criteria to cover other thematic issues under MDG 8.
   Topic introduced and moderated by Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

Discussion:

Aid
Trade
Debt
Transfer of technology
Access to essential medicines
Other themes

10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Consideration of draft refinement of the criteria and indicators and other suggestions.
   Topic introduced and moderated by Craig Mokhaiber,
   Deputy Director, New York Office of the OHCHR
  Introduction to group discussions
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Coffee break
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Group discussion -
   Proposals and suggestions on indicator and measurement
1 - 2.30 p.m. Lunch break
(Possibility to join Maria Green's presentation, UDHR Article 13, at the Carr Center.)
2.30 – 4:15 p.m. Plenary and sharing group work
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Conclusion and adjournment