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How do human rights violations affect poverty and income distribution?

The goal of this paper is to examine the impact of human rights on income distribution and poverty by exploring how both aid and trade can influence poverty and income distribution through human rights...

Global Human rights Income inequality
Journal Article
Access to What?: Legal Agency and Access to Justice for Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

Indigenous rights Human rights Legal empowerment
Journal Article
Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

Legal empowerment Ethnicity Horizontal inequality
Working Paper
Legal empowerment and group-based inequality

Legal empowerment has become widely accepted in development policy circles as an approach to addressing poverty and exclusion...

Legal empowerment Ethnicity Horizontal inequality
Working Paper
Constitutional social and environmental human rights and child health outcomes in Latin American countries

This paper analyses the health-improving effects of introducing four different constitutional social and environmental human rights (health, free education, adequate living (or welfare), and environment) and the American Convention on Human Rights (A...

Human rights Constitutional economics Comparative economics
Working Paper
Access to what?: Legal agency and access to justice for indigenous peoples in Latin America

In this paper I issue a call for a primary focus on expanding and strengthening alternative, community-based justice system, as a strategy for securing the full benefits of legal agency to indigenous and other culturally distinct groups...

Indigenous rights Human rights Legal empowerment
Blog
Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen on the Sustainable Development Goals

World leaders are now meeting at a special UN summit from 25–27 September to formally adopt the SDGs, which will then be implemented from 1 January 2016...

Democracy Economic development Human rights
Journal Article
‘Embedded’ Assistance: Finn Church Aid‘s Secondment in Somalia

Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for Peacebuilding

Conflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid Human rights
Working Paper
‘Embedded’ Assistance: Finn Church Aid’s Secondment in Somalia

Donors face distinct challenges in operating in fragile states and supporting the building of state capacity...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Human rights Local government
News
Press Release: Nordic Ministers for Development Cooperation to Helsinki - Towards Closer Cooperation

Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto has invited his Nordic colleagues to Helsinki on 13–14 March. The purpose of the meeting is to enhance Nordic cooperation on development policy issues. The participants in the meetings will be...

Development aid Fragile states Development finance
Blog
Report from Gender Equality Results Meeting

Roger Williamson The Danish State Secretary for Development Policy Charlotte Slente , welcomed the participants and contributors to the meeting and stressed the centrality of gender equality to Danish development policy ...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Education
Blog
Sharing for Prosperity
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17 April 2013 Minister Heikki Eidsvoll Holmås Economic growth in itself will not end poverty...

Children Democracy Economic growth
Blog
We Need to Go to Zero!
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Christian Friis Bach A family living in an urban slum in Sonagachi, Kolkata, India...

Equality and inequality Food security Human rights
Blog
Achieving Development Depends on all Peoples Enjoying Human Rights and Democratic Rule in their Countries
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Heidi Hautala Over the last decade the international community has striven to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Thanks to global cooperation much has been achieved...

Democracy Equality and inequality Human rights
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To Aid or Not to Aid?: The Case of Rwanda, DFID, and the Good Aid Debate
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Omar Shahabudin McDoom What should donors do when confronted with regimes that violate important normative standards of state behavior and commit human rights abuses, war crimes or other grave ethical transgressions?...

Agriculture Criminal law Democracy
Blog
What’s in a Name?: Human Rights, Human Development, and Human Dignity
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David L. Richards Over the past decades, the terms ‘human rights’ and ‘human development’ have been characterized as being: complementary to one another, purposefully distinct from one another, or synonymous for one another...

Capitalism Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
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