Frequently Asked Questions on a Human Rights-Based Approach to Development Cooperation


The document introduces the human rights-based approach to development cooperation by addressing 30 “frequently asked” questions. These answers explain the human rights framework in the context of international development work, from the basic principles of rights and obligations to the relationship between human rights and development concepts like human development, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), poverty reduction, good governance, economic growth, and the role of government and public budgeting. It states the definition of the human rights-based approach to development cooperation and outlines its added values in resolving developmental challenges.