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Egypt Social Project Indicators

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To offer a multidimensional view of socioeconomic well being, Egypt’s Social Progress Indicators (ESPI) measure six topics: health; education; labour; urbanization; food, water, and agricultural land; and economic policy as a determinant of social progress. By incorporating gender analysis across these six topics, ESPI also highlights the gender gaps...

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Human Rights in Times of Austerity (Brazil)

Resources - Year: 2017

One year into Brazil’s 20-year constitutional cap on public spending, the Center for Social and Economic Rights, the Instituto de Estudos Socioeconômicos (INESC) and Oxfam Brazil have presented new empirical findings to the Brazilian Congress that illustrate austerity’s already severe impact on basic social and economic rights in the...

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Defending Dignity: A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Resources - Author: Allison Corkery, Ignacio Saiz, Kate Donald, Kieren Fitzpatrick, Nicholas Lusiani, Thuy Doan-Smith / Year: 2015

The Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) and the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) are pleased to present Defending Dignity: A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Despite significant economic growth in recent decades, poverty levels in...

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From Disparity to Dignity: tackling economic inequality through the Sustainable Development Goals

Resources - Author: Kate Donald, Lena Kahler, Nicholas Lusiani / Year: 2016

The briefing explores a critical set of redistributive policies – in the areas of social protection, health, education and taxation – that are key to tackling economic inequality from a human rights perspective. It also explains the equally crucial ‘pre-distributive’ policies – actions governments should take to ensure the...

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OPERA in Practice: strengthening implementation of strategic litigation in South Africa

Resources - Author: Allison Corkery, Cameron McConnachie / Year: 2017

Opera in Practice: Strengthening Implementation of Strategic Litigation in South Africa is a case study reflecting the Center for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Legal Resources Center’s collaborative efforts to monitor, and hold the government accountable for, the implementation of court orders in the Madzodzo v Department...

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Assessing Fiscal Policies from a Human Rights Perspective: Methodological case study on the use of available resources to realize economic, social and cultural rights in Guatemala

Resources - Year: 2017

In 2009 the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) and the Instituto Centroamericano de Estudios Fiscales (ICEFI) produced a report titled Rights or Privileges? Fiscal commitment to the rights to health, education and food in Guatemala. A collaboration between an international human rights organization and a Central American...

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The Gendered Costs of Austerity: assessing the IMF’s role in budget cuts which threaten women’s rights

Resources - Author: Kate Donald, Nicholas Lusiani / Year: 2017

This briefing paper provides a brief assessment of the changing role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF or the Fund) with regards to one key fiscal consolidation measure: contractions in public expenditure. The briefing explores the Fund’s positive and negative influence over public expenditure decisions, and further explains how...

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