Start date
6 months
US Agency for International Development

Learning review on the use of political economy analysis in human rights projects

Alina Rocha Menocal and Laure-Hélène Piron are undertaking a learning review for USAID's Human Rights Support Mechanism, 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, has commissioned The Policy Practice to examine whether and to what extent applied political economy analysis contributes to programmatic results. The learning review uses a case study approach to identify how project decisions were influenced by this analysis, how teams were 'thinking and working politically' on an ongoing basis, and whether/how this led to improved project outcomes.