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dc.contributor.author Bachenberg, Kelsey
dc.contributor.author Bhojani, Alizeh
dc.contributor.author Casey, Elisa
dc.contributor.author Choe, Youjin
dc.contributor.author Dhami, Manmeet
dc.contributor.author Dodson, Cammie
dc.contributor.author Fellerman, Julian
dc.contributor.author Goswamy, Neena
dc.contributor.author Hastings, Thayer
dc.contributor.author Hess, Kristen
dc.contributor.author Joswiak, Naomi
dc.contributor.author Lopez, Giselle
dc.contributor.author Meigs, Jeff
dc.contributor.author Patel, Akshika
dc.contributor.author Riley, Brittney
dc.contributor.author Sternberg, Emilia
dc.contributor.author Tillman, Cassie
dc.contributor.author Van Houten, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-20T19:26:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-20T19:26:11Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/16494
dc.description Created as part of the 2011 Jackson School for International Studies SIS 495: Task Force. Sanjeev Khagram, Task Force Advisor; Helena Hofbauer, Evaluator; Giselle Lopez, Coordinator. en_US
dc.description.abstract This Task Force focuses on examining and elaborating on the possibilities of implementation of three specific obligations outlined in Article 2 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) through increased transparency, participation, and thus accountability in public budgeting processes. The three obligations – utilizing maximum available resources, progressively realizing rights, and implementing rights without discrimination – are explored in both international and national contexts to clarify their meaning and implications for government budgets. Economic, social, and cultural rights guarantee basic rights such as a right to health, housing, and food security, and are integral for maintaining human dignity and well being. Government budgets are one of the most concrete and effective means to ensure that progress is made to realize these rights, yet there are several fundamental issues that need to be addressed. This report examines the various avenues through which IBP, the CESCR, governments, and international organizations can cooperate to improve budget processes. By working to clarify obligations, prioritize specific budgetary objectives, improve spending practices, and develop international funding and monitoring mechanisms, IBP can continue to be a force for progress in the field of human rights. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.title Show Me the Money: Achieving Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights through Government Budgets en_US


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