Rights-based Approaches

Evidence Changes Lives: Realizing Evaluation’s Potential to Inform the Global Sustainable Development Goals


Publication date: March 2015

Evaluation will become more necessary for the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. In this publication, in 2015 the International Year of Evaluation, we seek to demonstrate how evaluation makes a difference.

Work with us: how people and organisations can catalyse sustainable change


Authors: Burns, D. et alii.
Publication date: 2013

The main focus of this report is to understand how positive change can happen from the perspectives of people living in greatest poverty and marginalisation and what can be done to promote this change. 

IFAMA Special Issue: Chapter 3: NGO-Business Interaction for Social Change: Insights from Oxfam’s Private Sector Programme.


Author(s):  Luli Pesqueira, L.; Verburg, J.

Publication date: 2012

In this article, the authors investigate Oxfam’s interaction with the private sector as a means to address poverty, motivated by their right-based approach. They zoom in on Oxfam’s Private Sector Programme and discuss some of its key features concerning policy and practice. Risks and excuses commonly faced by Oxfam are presented as well as questions for future research.

International Institute for Child Rights and Development


IICRD is a Canadian leader in community-based, national, regional and international applications of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These applications are unique in that they provide a "culturally grounded" approach to children's rights that build on children's natural resiliency (strengths) as well as the strengths of families, communities and culture.

Indicators for Human Rights Based Approaches to Development in UNDP Programming: A Users Guide


Author: United Nations Development Programme
Publication Date: 2006