Human Rights Benchmarks
By establishing clear human rights objectives based on the accountability of governments - and these include provincial, regional, district and local governments - we automatically establish measures of success.
The process of assessment of whether progress has been achieved - laws revised, mechanisms of redress set in place, budget lines re-allocated - must, of course, include the participation of the rights claimants and this process is itself a benchmark of effectiveness.
Here is an effort by an academic to suggest
some tentative human
rights benchmarks for development assistance.