Bringing Theory into Practice: Operational Criteria for Assessing Implementation of the International Right to Development (draft)
By Susan Randolph,
Department of Economics
University of Connecticut
Assistant Professor of Human Rights and Development ,
Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Declaration on the Right to Development
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL. Twelfth session.
Working Group on the Right to Development.
High-level task force on the implementation
of the right to development.
Geneva, 1-9 April 2009
Report of the working group on the right to development
on its tenth session* (Geneva, 22-26 June 2009)
Report on indicators for promoting and monitoring the implementation of human rights
Methodological issues of qualitative and quantitative tools for measures
compliance with the right to development
Report on expert meeting
(Harvard Kennedy School Cambridge, MA, USA, 27-29 January 2009)
Selected Bibliography: This bibliography of official documents and scholarly writings on methodological issues concerning MDGs and human rights indicators as relevant to the right to development is provided as background for the expert meeting on progressive development and refinement of the right to development criteria. It is accompanied by a compilation of key documents relating to the methodological aspects of the criteria on the right to development.
Documents avilable on line:
Policies for development in a globalizing world: what
can the human rights approach contribute? Paper prepared by Prof S. R. Osmani for the high -level seminar on the
right to development. The paper is available as document E/CN.4/Sub.2/2004/18
Towards a human rights approach to development: concepts
. Paper prepared by Dr. Francisco Sagasti
for the high- level seminar on the right to development.
The paper is available as document E/CN.4/Sub.2/2004/19
The Right to Development: Study on Existing Bilateral
and Multilateral Programmes and Policies for Development Partnership – Note by the Secretariat, Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human
Rights, fifty-sixth session, Document no. E/CN.4/Sub.2/2004/15 and
Claiming the Millennium Development Goals: a human rights
approach. UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. UN Doc. HR/PUB/08/3
MDG Gap Task Force:
Delivering on the Global Partnership for Achieving
the MDGs. MDG Gap Task Force Report 2008.
OHCHR, Report on Indicators for Promoting and Monitoring
the Implementation of Human Rights (HRI/MC/2008/3), OHCHR, June 2008.
Quantitative Human Rights Indicators "A survey of major initiatives" , R. Malhotra and N. Fasel, paper presented at the Turku expert meeting
on 10-13 March 2005.
Osmani, Hunt, Novak,
"Draft Guidelines: A
Human Rights Approach to Poverty Reduction Strategies." , Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: Geneva, 2002.
UNDP, Bureau for Development Policy:
Is MDG 8 on track as a global deal for human development? , Jan Vandemoortele,
Kamal Malhotra and Joseph Anthony Lim, New York June 2003
UNDP Human Development Report 2003.
Millennium Development Goals: A Compact Among Nations to End Human Poverty
World Bank Institute, Development Outreach October 2006
Rights and Development) http://www1.worldbank.org/devoutreach/october06/
ODI, Achieving economic and social rights: The challenge of assessing compliance
Harvard Carr Center, Measurement & Human Rights: tracking progress, assessing impact