New resource to help NHRIs demonstrate impact
Graphic: Staff of Samoa's NHRI take part in a radio interview
The APF is preparing a guide to support national human rights institutions better demonstrate their impact to promote and protect human rights.
The APF is currently preparing a guide to support national human rights institutions (NHRIs) better demonstrate their impact to promote and protect human rights.
The guide on developing a monitoring and evaluation framework will be a practical resource to help NHRIs report more comprehensively on the human rights outcomes of their work and tell a compelling story of what they have been able to achieve.
"NHRIs operate in very complex social and political contexts which means progress on human rights issues requires a long-term approach," APF Manager of Capacity Development Kate Turner-Mann said.
"Given this complexity, it makes sense that NHRIs may tend to report on immediate outputs rather than longer-term outcomes," she said.
"However, understanding that broader narrative helps build trust and credibility with the different communities and stakeholders the NHRI works with."
Graphic: Staff from the NHRI of Timor Leste
The guide will provide NHRIs with step-by-step instructions on how to develop a robust monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEAL) framework to:
- Evaluate the effectiveness of their institution
- Demonstrate the impact of their work
- Reflect and adjust their strategies and priorities
- Generate a data-driven picture of their work.
"An effective MEAL framework can also support the NHRI's broader management functions and encourage a learning culture within the organisation," Ms Turner-Mann said.
It will draw on the experiences of Samoa's Office of the Ombudsman and their steps to establish and embed a monitoring and evaluation framework in their operations of the NHRI.
Date: 22 April 2020
- Staff of Samoa's NHRI take part in a radio interview - Office of the Ombudsman of Samoa
- Staff from the NHRI of Timor Leste - Provdeora of Human Rights and Justice