A human rights-based approach to PRSPs

1 April 2003

A new report by the UN High Commission for Human Rights provides guidelines for the implementation of a human rights-based approach to PRSPs. The report is intended to assist development practitioners in incorporating human rights standards and principles into the formulation, implementation, and monitoring of poverty reduction strategies. At the national level, the report argues the importance of implementing initiatives and strategies with an active and informed participation by the poor. At the international level, it emphasises the right to assistance and co-operation. The final chapters emphasise the accountability of states and global actors.