Rights-based Approach To Development

Rights-based approach to development is an approach to development promoted by many development agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to achieve a positive transformation of power relations among the various development actors. This practice blurs the distinction between human rights and economic development. There are two stakeholder groups in rights-based development—the rights holders (who do not experience full rights) and the duty bearers (the institutions obligated to fulfill the holders' rights). Rights-based approaches aim at strengthening the capacity of duty bearers and empower the rights holders.

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... This new developmental theory of rights-based approach has been met with positive feedback as well as criticism ... There are thoughts that incorporating the language of human rights with development is just a change of terminology and doesn’t change the programs being ... Development practices without combining them with human rights has been more effective in implementing and monitoring programs ...

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