Project timeline

2020

Ongoing: seeking funding for further expansion of country coverage in 2020/21

June: 2020 global data release

February: Release beta calculator for calculating HRMI economic and social rights  metrics by population subgroup

February – March: Roll-out of expert survey to respondents (collecting information about 2019)

2019

August: Pacific region co-design workshop in Auckland

June: 2019 global data release in New York

February – March: Roll-out of expert survey to respondents (collecting information about 2018)

2018

September: Third co-design workshop, co-hosted with Amnesty International Southern Africa in Johannesburg South Africa, to further hone our data visualisations and plan next steps

March: Release of pilot metrics and data visualisation tools on our Rights Tracker, together with economic and social rights scores.

2017

November – December: Calculation of civil and political rights pilot metrics and testing with in-country partners

October: Roll-out of survey in pilot countries (collecting information about first half of 2017)

September: Selection of pilot countries

August: Call for nominations of countries to include in civil and political rights pilot

May: Launch of HRMI website

March: Second co-design workshop, hosted by the Center for Study of Global Issues (GLOBIS) at the University of Georgia, focused on developing a new methodology for measuring civil and political rights.

2016

Human Rights Measurement Initiative comes in to being as a collaborative global project.

2015

October: First co-design workshop, hosted by the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut, creates a space to survey the human rights data landscape, discuss gaps, and envisage the future.