Africa human rights

Assessment of Dutch support for the human rights projects

An evaluation was carried out to determine the success of the human rights policy goals in the relations of Dutch with other countries through the financing of the human rights project. Human rights projects introduced in Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Palestine, and Kazakhstan were examined by going to these countries and through indoor studies. The key aim of the project was to evaluate the contribution made by funding human rights projects towards the execution of the 2007 Human Rights Strategy in terms of Dutch foreign policy.

The review was aimed at evaluating the consistency of projects with the Human Rights Strategy, 2007; the reasons for the financially aiding in the project; the relationship with priority themes such as human rights defenders; the right of women, LGBTQ, freedom from expression and of torture. The evaluation also considered the alignment of the project with the political efforts made by the Dutch concerning the project to enhance the protection of human rights.

Also, the efficiency of the project was considered, along with both its short-term and long-term results. Furthermore, the factors which may contribute to the success of the project were examined porno.

Desk studies were done by the Human European Consultancy, as well as the valuations for Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Palestine, and Kazakhstan; while the evaluation of the mission and project in Nigeria was carried out by the Policy and Operations Evaluation Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Human European Consultancy team came up with the in-depth terms of reference before the commencement of the missions. They also developed a comprehensive evaluation of the project. The assessment reports were put with the country reports and major contributions to the writing were also made from the leader of the Human European Consultancy project.

The missions to the countries were reported and their reports were put with the working documents for the Policy and Operations Evaluation Department, however, they are not accessible to the public.

It was discovered that the project has, in important ways, supported in realizing the goals of the Dutch Human Rights Strategy 2007. There were definite results that were realized which aided the safeguard of individuals involved in the protection of human rights. There was also significant regard for women and the LGBT community. There were equally fewer restrictions in expression and there was more freedom from brutality and torture.

The Netherlands has been seen to play major roles in issues concerning human rights. A relationship has been found to exist between the measure of assistance to human rights projects and the political struggles aimed at protecting these rights. In many cases, the efforts made politically affect the efficiency of the projects.

The issues which needed improvements are the sustainability of the projects and the technical value of the proposals.