EU: We report back – Development officials from DfID and SIDA says human rights and development are interconnected

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Both the Department of International Development (DfID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) have had decades of experience in the implementation of the human rights-based approach. Listen to two comprehensive lectures on this method applied in practice from Helena Lagerlof, Policy Specialist Human Rights and Democracy, Department for Policy Support, SIDA, Sweden and Louisa Hrabowy, DfID, the UK.

Recorded at Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011.

On the occasion of two New EU Member States holding the EU Presidency in 2011, followed by Cyprus in 2012 and Lithuania in 2013, MRG's conference aimed to provide opportunities for decision makers, experts and NGOs to exchange EU presidency experiences of development cooperation and reflect on new approaches and challenges in development policy and programming.

The conference shared examples of the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to development from old donor countries, new EU member states and the Global South.

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Date: 02/11/2011


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