Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Global Jurist

Ed. by Mattei, Ugo / Monti, Alberto

3 Issues per year

CiteScore 2016: 0.07

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.148
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.008

See all formats and pricing
More options …

A "Democracy Building" Development Project Indicator for NGOs and International Organizations

David H. Lempert
Published Online: 2011-12-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1934-2640.1385

The article offers an easy-to-use indicator for scholars and practitioners to measure whether non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations, and government policies and projects meet the criteria for “democracy” that have been established by various international treaties and that are recognized by experts in the field. Use of this indicator on more than a dozen standard interventions funded today by international development banks, United Nations organizations, country donors, and NGOs reveals that most of the major actors in the field of development are actually failing to promote democracy and good governance and points to the specific areas where they need to improve in order to fulfill democracy, governance and rights criteria. This article also offers a sample test of the indicator using the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) as a case study.

Keywords: governance; democracy; human rights; sustainable development; civil society; justice; indigenous peoples; minority protection; development policy; World Bank; UNDP; EC; millennium development goals; UNHCHR

About the article

Published Online: 2011-12-15

Citation Information: Global Jurist, ISSN (Online) 1934-2640, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1934-2640.1385.

Export Citation

©2012 Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin/Boston. Copyright Clearance Center

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in