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  • Operationalising the Rights Agenda: Participatory Rights Assessment in Peru and Malawi

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    Throughout the 1990s, debates about human rights and development increasingly converged. With a <br/>renewed focus on poverty reduction, international agencies have moved away from a narrow concern <br/>with the poverty line to attempt more direct...

    Holland, J, Brocklesby, MA & J, Blackburn

    IDS Bulletin 36(1), 2005.

    Throughout the 1990s, debates about human rights and development increasingly converged. With a <br/>renewed focus on poverty reduction, international agencies have moved away from a narrow concern <br/>with the poverty line to attempt more directly to understand the underlying dynamics of poverty in <br/>any particular society or context. This shift has been supported by the increasing use of powerful <br/>analytical frameworks developed from theoretical work by Sen on entitlements and capabilities, from the food security literature of the 1980s and later work on vulnerability. Significantly, this has moved policy debates away from a focus on assessing and responding to needs, a process that in the past has not necessarily disturbed existing allocations of entitlements...

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