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Rights-Based Approaches

By Jude Rand
ISBN: 9780855986070
This report presents the findings of a collaborative Learning Project between CARE USA and Oxfam America, who compared RBA projects with non-RBA projects and identified best practices; and lessons that could be used to improve the application of rights-based approaches in programming.
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  • Synopsis
    Case studies that provide compelling conclusions about the differences between rights-based and more traditional projects, and their relative impacts. The failure to respect, protect, or fulfil human rights is a fundamental and leading obstacle to economic development and social justice. Practically speaking, however, we are still struggling to understand what this major organisational shift means. The term rights-based approaches; (RBAs) has become so familiar that we tend to assume that it is well- understood and that it is a foregone conclusion that rights-based approaches offer more potential for sustainable impact. This report presents the findings of a collaborative Learning Project between CARE USA and Oxfam America, who compared RBA projects with non-RBA projects and identified best practices; and lessons that could be used to improve the application of rights-based approaches in programming. In doing this they confirmed that rights-based approaches strengthen development work. For field-based staff, partners, and other development practitioners working on the design and implementation of rights-based projects.
  • Table of Contents
    FOREWORD
    ACRONYMS & TERMS
    BACKGROUND
    Rights-based Approaches
    The RBA Learning Project
    THE CASE STUDIES
    ELEMENTS OF RBA PROJECTS
    Thorough Analysis of Underlying Causes of Poverty, including Explicit and Ongoing Analyses of Power, Gender and Risk
    Community-centered Development, including Building Sustainable Capacity to Claim Rights and to Drive Decision-making
    Duty-bearers Engaged, Strengthened and Held Accountable
    Advocacy for Sustainable Change in Policy and Practice
    Alliance-building
    Working at Multiple Levels
    Focus on Groups that are Marginalized and Discriminated Against
    Problems Framed as Rights Issues and Linked to International or National Standards
    Conclusion
    IMPACTS OF TRADITIONAL AND RBA PROJECTS
    CATEGORIES OF RBA-ASSOCIATED IMPACTS
    Effect Changes in Policy and Practice
    Have Impacts at Multiple Levels
    Affirm the Dignity of All Human Beings
    Change Power Dynamics
    Strengthen Civil Society to Claim Rights and to Hold Duty-bearers Accountable
    Strengthen Peace and Personal Security
    Open the Political Culture
    Engender Greater Responsiveness, Responsibility and Accountability on the Part of Duty-bearers
    Effect Fundamental and Sustainable Change
    Conclusion
    CHALLENGES AND NEXT STEPS IN THE JOINT LEARNING AGENDA
    Adoption, Application and Learning
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    Conclusion
    APPENDICES
    A CASE STUDIES
    A1 Ethiopia Make Trade Fair Coffee Campaign
    A2 Guatemala Overcoming Racism and Discrimination through Active Participation by the Mayan People
    A3 Bangladesh Locally Intensified Farming Enterprises and New Options for Pest Management
    A4 Ethiopia Civil Society Capacity Strengthening
    A5 Bangladesh Local Initiatives in Farmer Training
    A6 Guatemala Economic, Political and Social Empowerment for Small Producers in Guatemala’s Central Highlands
    A7 Ethiopia Rift Valley Irrigation
    A8 Ethiopia Infrastructure Improvement/Urban Food-for-Work
    B FACILITATOR’S GUIDE
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Jude Rand
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 134
    Format Paperback / softback
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