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Tanzania publishes first perceptions index to measure trends in civil and political rights

IPE Triple Line Consulting | News [ 16th February 2017 ]

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Tanzania publishes first perceptions index to measure trends in civil and political rights

Photo: Launching the Tanzania Civil and Political Rights Perception Index 2016

 

Tanzania’s Legal and Human Rights Centre has published the first Tanzania Civil and Political Rights Perception Index, for 2016, supported through a DFID-funded project (UHAKIKI) implemented by IPE Triple Line together with Integrity Research. Based on a survey conducted in partnership with the Zanzibar Legal Service Centre, the Index tracks trends in civil and political rights across the country, as identified by a network of local experts across the country.  It uses a unique bottom-up approach, built around the definitions that those observing human rights trends across Tanzania have identified within their communities. The methodology draws on established and tested index tools, while adapting them for the Tanzanian context.  Findings are reported in the form of a scorecard which scores Tanzania’s human rights performance at country and regional level.

 

The Index is intended to catalyse advocacy initiatives around civil and political rights and public awareness-raising, and will serve as a baseline to measure future development of human rights in Tanzania on an annual basis.

 

IPE Triple Line’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Expert Katharine May helps to manage the project and also provides tailored capacity support to the LHRC and ZLSC, workshop facilitation and training. The report can be accessed here at the website of the LHRC.

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