The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) tracks the human rights performance of countries, using robust and co-designed methodologies to put hard numbers to the human rights landscape. HRMI helps drive systemic change for a more just and equitable world by putting useful, high-quality data tools into the hands of change-makers and leaders. HRMI is the first and only global project to publish a comprehensive, user-friendly database measuring how well countries are meeting their human rights obligations. HRMI uses co-design to make sure data meets the needs of grass-roots human rights defenders, and is also respected by scholars. The data HRMI produces amplifies the voices of people on the ground, and can show deterioration and improvement over time, and comparisons between countries. All HRMI’s data are freely available on the Rights Tracker, a friendly and accessible website that has been recognized as a Digital Public Good.

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

Change-makers need better human rights data to advocate for improvements and reach the SDGs. With better data, advocates can make stronger cases for change, and leaders can see more clearly where improvements are needed. HRMI human rights data provide quantitative measurements aligned with many SDG indicators, from a human rights perspective. The HRMI methodology for economic and social rights takes a country's income into account, and calculates what level of achievement is feasible at each level of income. Further, the HRMI civil and political rights methodology provides useful indicator data for SDG 16, among others.