The Human Rights Support Mechanism (HRSM), funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), aims to promote and protect human rights, mitigate the effects of human rights abuses, provide remedies to human rights victims, and respond rapidly to urgent and unforeseen crises. Pact, one of the consortium members, is responsible for the systematic use of applied political economy analysis (APEA) across country and regional HRSM 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.
Working with Oxford Policy Management, The Policy Practice is assisting UNDP's Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery to prepare contributions to the Disaster Risk Reduction Global Assessment Report 2011. Gareth Williams will take the lead in drafting a chapter analysing the political economy of disaster risk reduction based on evidence drawn from country case studies. Link to publication.