By Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
The most formidable legacies of the twentieth century was once the common dedication to make sure freedom from wish as a human correct. yet to what volume are nations internationally residing as much as this dedication? This direction breaking ebook develops an leading edge, evidence-based index for evaluating functionality on schooling, nutrients, healthiness, paintings and housing throughout very in a different way positioned international locations and over the years. It explores the criteria influencing functionality and offers empirical proof to solve a few lengthy status controversies over the main of "progressive realization". through defying the limits of conventional examine disciplines, this paintings essentially advances our wisdom concerning the prestige of and components selling social and fiscal rights success on the sunrise of the twenty first century.
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The resultant data set, covering a majority of the world’s countries, can be used to assess country performance and to diagnose the drivers and consequences of good performance. It can thus help inform policy formulation for the realization of social and economic rights. The index addresses the two essential and previously unresolved issues in the measurement of social and economic rights: (1) how to simultaneously incorporate the perspectives of both the duty bearers and the rights holders and (2) how to set relative standards for progressive realization to the maximum of available resources.
It can thus help inform policy formulation for the realization of social and economic rights. The index addresses the two essential and previously unresolved issues in the measurement of social and economic rights: (1) how to simultaneously incorporate the perspectives of both the duty bearers and the rights holders and (2) how to set relative standards for progressive realization to the maximum of available resources. Our approach is to assess social and economic rights performance by comparing the level of rights enjoyment achieved against what the country could feasibly achieve given the resources available, based on historical data.
But the two obligations are not substitutable. For example, a state may make a concerted effort to reduce child death from preventable causes and accord high priority to this objective in its development plans. Its conduct in complying with the obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill rights might be exemplary. Yet, as the case of Fatimata in Sierra Leone (chapter 1) illustrates, child survival outcomes may be mediocre for a host of reasons, including the magnitude of problems faced, obstacles such as malaria that may be out of the state’s immediate control, and the means, both financial and technical, that are available from both domestic and international sources.