Methods to monitor the Human Right to adequate food - Volume I
Methods To Monitor the Human Right to Adequate Food - Vol. I

THE RIGHT TO FOOD

Methods
To Monitor the Human
Right to Adequate Food


Volume I
Making the case fo Rights-Focused and Rights-Based Monitoring


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2008

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Table of contents

Preface [136 Kb]
Acknowledgements
List of Acronyms


1. MONITORING THE HUMAN RIGHT TO FOOD – AN OVERVIEW
[139 Kb]

Understanding the human right to adequate food in the context of international human rights
The right to adequate food in rights based development
The Right to Food Guidelines
Types of activities that are promoted in the Right to Food Guidelines
Right to Food Guidelines and monitoring the right to adequate food
What exactly is rights-focused monitoring?
What do we monitor from a human rights perspective?
Two additional monitoring approaches
Who are the users and providers of monitoring information?
Talking the same language – an overview of commonly used terms

2. THE MEANING AND APPLICATION OF RIGHTS-FOCUSED AND RIGHTSBASED MONITORING [63 Kb]

What do we understand by rights-focused monitoring?
What do we understand by rights-based monitoring?
What does rights-focused monitoring add over and above conventional monitoring?
3. PUTTING RIGHTS-FOCUSED AND RIGHTS-BASED MONITORING OF THE RIGHT TO
ADEQUATE FOOD INTO PRACTICE
[104 Kb]

Understanding opportunities and constraints to implementing
rights-focused monitoring
A checklist of possible opportunities
A checklist of possible challenges
• Understanding the right to adequate food concept
• Institutional limitations
• Political commitments and sensitivities
• Weak information systems
• Technical capacity to monitor the right to adequate food

How to assess opportunities and challenges to implementing rights-focused monitoring?
How to address country level challenges?

• Create an enabling policy environment
• Introduce human rights approaches in ongoing monitoring
• Strengthen institutional capacities
• Awareness building and public education
• Mobilising right-to-food “champions”
• Civil society-government partnerships in monitoring the right to adequate food

4. DEFINING ANALYTICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL AGENDAS [98 Kb]

Towards an analytical agenda

• Who are the food insecure and vulnerable?
• Food security and vulnerability situation analysis, targets and benchmarks
• Policy and programme inventories and impacts
• Analysing the implementation of political commitments through budget
analysis
Towards a methodological agenda

• Identification and development of indicators for rights-focused monitoring
• Identification of users and uses of rights-focused monitoring information
• Participatory monitoring approaches

5. LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL SETTINGS FOR MONITORING THE RIGHT TO FOOD [83 Kb]

Monitoring the legal framework to realise rights
Institutional frameworks to monitor the right to adequate food
Strengthening the sustainability of monitoring the right to adequate food

6. GETTING STARTED[51 Kb]

How do we get started?

ANNEX 1. CLARIFICATION OF RELEVANT AND COMMONLY USED TERMS[109 Kb]

ANNEX 2. WHAT CAN BE LEARNED SO FAR FROM COUNTRY EXPERIENCES?[102 Kb]