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 26 January 2009

 

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.

Mandate of the high-level task force on the right to development and the role of the Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)


   Speakers: Craig Mokhiber, Goro Onojima, Ayuush Bat-Erdene, Julio Bacio Terracino
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Coffee break
11:30 - 12:00 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
12:00 - 1:00 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)
1 - 2.30 p.m. Lunch break
2:30 - 4:15 p.m. R

Critical review and 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:

  1. Structural criteria (a) – (g)
  2. Process criteria (h) – (m)
  3. 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 the relation between draft refinement of the criteria and addition of indicators and other suggestions

Topic introduced and moderated by Craig Mokhiber,    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.

Small Group discussion –

  1. Proposals for reformulating criteria (moderated by Rajeev Malhotra)
  2. Proposals and suggestions on indicators (moderated by Sakiko Fukuda-Parr)
  3. Proposal for thematic expansion (Moderated by Siddiq Osmani)s on indicator and measurement
1 - 2.30 p.m. Lunch (continuing discussion)
2.30 – 4:15 p.m.

Plenary to review proposals from small groups

Moderated by Craig Mokhiber
4:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Conclusion and adjournment 

Moderated by Stephen Marks and Andrea Rossi