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Human Rights and Development Practice

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  • Brahmbhatt, Milan

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    (World Bank)

  • Canuto, Otaviano

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    (World Bank)

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In the past two decades, there has been a growing engagement between development and human rights practitioners and thinkers. But are participants in this dialogue still mainly talking past each other? Or has there been valuable cross-fertilization and learning—the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) themselves being a fruit of this convergence? This note addresses three points. The first point is the growing convergence between human rights and development thinking along several dimensions, particularly on social and economic rights. The second point is a consideration of the continuing areas of difference or divergence and of outstanding or open questions. Are these areas of conflict or are they valuable complementarities? The third point asks where are we with MDGs on the ground, and what can the dialogue between human rights and development contribute to furthering progress on MDGs?

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Article provided by The World Bank in its journal Economic Premise.

Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): 50 (February)
Pages: 1-5

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Handle: RePEc:wbk:prmecp:ep50

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Keywords: Human rights; MDGs; Millennium Development Goals; social rights; economic rights; development; developing countires; poverty reduction; World Bank;

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  1. François Bourguignon & Francisco H. G. Ferreira & Marta Menéndez, 2007. "Inequality Of Opportunity In Brazil," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 53(4), pages 585-618, December.
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