CID Talk: Anne-Marie Brook: Human Rights Measurement Initiative

Posted on 07 June 2018

Based in New Zealand and operating internationally, the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) is the first global project to track the human rights performance of countries around the world.

Anne-Marie Brook presented HRMI's suite of data, discussed their plan for expansion of country and rights coverage and how this data can best be used by talk attendees in their work.

They have recently released their beta dataset containing pilot data on civil and political rights for 13 countries and more established metrics of progress on five economic and social rights (education, health, food, housing. and work) for more than 120 countries worldwide.

Anne-Marie Brook is an economist by training, with previous work experience at the OECD and in the NZ public sector. She is co-founder and development lead for the Human Rights Measurement Initiative, based at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, an independent not-for-profit research institute based in Wellington, New Zealand.