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Tools For Monitoring I: Working With Indicators, Benchmarks And Statistical Data

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A central aspect of a human rights approach to health is that governments are accountable for their obligations, which are based on international law, constitutional guarantees and other forms of national legislation. There are many possible ways to monitor the right to health by using indicators and statistical data, but monitoring must always be carried out systematically. The Science and Human Rights Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has worked on two complementary efforts to develop indicators for monitoring the right to health. NGOs undertaking budget analysis to monitor the right to health should bear in mind four important levels of analysis.

Keywords: AAAS; budget analysis; human rights; international law; statistical data



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