Learning review on the use of political economy analysis in human rights projects
Alina Rocha Menocal and Laure-Hélène Piron undertook a learning review for USAID's Human Rights Support Mechanism (HRSM) which is a project of the PROGRESS consortium (including Freedom House, Internews, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative and Pact). The project provides technical assistance and support to partners and beneficiaries in developing countries around the world to protect and promote human rights.
Pact, a US-based non profit organisation, commissioned The Policy Practice to examine whether and to what extent applied political economy analysis (APEA) contributes to programmatic results in three HRSM case studies:
- Conectando Caminos por los Derechos (CCD) in Colombia
- Data Driven Advocacy (DDA) in Tanzania
- Expanding Access to Justice (EAJ) in Somalia
The Learning Review explores (i) how APEAs have been used to inform programme decisions and their implementation; (ii) how insights from APEAs have influenced programme achievements; and (iii) what factors have enabled and constrained the uptake of APEA and its impacts in terms of improved programming. It concludes with lessons and considerations.