Integration of a Results based approach into Human Rights work (Organizational learning)

One of the key challenges is that a management scheme capable of measuring human rights work is hard to design.

We developed and implemented a results-based monitoring (RBM) framework to strengthen the tracking of progress and measurement of results to strengthen organizational reporting and learning at national, regional and global levels. While better indicators are certainly a key ingredient to advancing RBM in human rights, another critical step is to demonstrate how effective it can be when used well in human rights organizations’ work. We focused on including concrete examples, simple explanations and streamlined training to ease the staff learning curve. We found that RBM can certainly help human rights actors achieve better outcomes, but only if they take ownership for it.

Client: Swiss based human rights organization