SouthViews No. 193, 30 April 2020
Reforming Responsibly: Why Governments Should Assess the Human Rights Impacts of Economic Reforms
By Daniel Bradlow
The purpose of economic reforms is to change the structure and overall direction of an economy. They therefore will affect the amount and allocation of resources available to a country. This means that the reforms will also affect the human rights situation in the country. This requires impact assessments of each reform option before it is implemented.