Over three decades, CESR has published more than 150 pieces that have shaped debates on human rights and economic policies. Browse our database of factsheets, reports, case studies, and more.
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2018 Annual Report
On the twenty-fifth anniversary of our founding as the first international NGO committed to enlisting human rights in the struggle for economic and social justice, CESR made important advances in the struggles against austerity and regressive tax policies, as well as implemented innovative tools for rights monitoring and accountability.
Egypt Social Progress Indicators: Education
Egypt’s performance in some areas of education is relatively high compared to other LMICs, but in other areas it is very low.
Egypt: Rights, Regression and Repression
This factsheet finds that Egypt still suffers from staggering levels of socioeconomic inequality, a stagnant labor market, widespread poverty, and endemic corruption.
Publications, Reports & Briefings
The Next Act for OPERA
Consultations with partners who use the OPERA framework found that users need practical guidance and creative models.
South Africa: Is Domestic Resource Mobilization Reducing Inequality?
This factsheet for the 2019 HLPF review suggests that South Africa is not taking the right policy and budgetary steps to reduce inequality, realize social and economic rights and achieve its sustainable development commitments.
Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2019
The 2019 Spotlight Report analyzes how current global and national governance arrangements are hindering implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Tax Justice and Human Rights: Overview of CESR Materials
Tax Justice and Human Rights: An Overview of Materials from the Center for Economic and Social Rights
Tackling Economic Inequality Through Human Rights: Overview of CESR Materials
Tacking Economic Inequality Through Human Rights: An Overview of Materials from the Center for Economic and Social Rights
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Overview of CESR materials
Key CESR publications relating to the SDGs.
Egypt Social Progress Indicators: Health
Despite Egypt’s general progress on health outcomes, gaps persist that reflect entrenched patterns of social and economic disparity.
ESPI Annual Report 2018: Measuring Progress Towards Improved Wellbeing in Egypt
CESR's Egypt Social Progress Indicators project has published the first independent, systematic review of socioeconomic development in Egypt.
Meeting the Demands for Economic and Social Justice: Joint Submission on the Situation of Economic and Social Rights in Egypt
Fiscal austerity in Egypt has entrenched and worsened existing patterns of poverty, inequality and exclusion.
Abusive Tax Practices of Companies and Human Rights in the Americas
Abusive corporate tax practices are a structural obstacle to human rights fulfillment in the Americas.
Submission to the OECD regarding the tax challenges of digitalization and possible solutions
Submission by the Initiative for Human Rights Principles and Guidelines in Fiscal Policy in Latin America to the OECD.
Egypt Social Progress Indicators: Urbanization
There are a number of policy areas that need substantial improvements to ensure Egypt’s urban development plans are sustainable and contribute to social progress.
Egypt Social Progress Indicators: Labor
There is a need for broad policy change to improve socioeconomic wellbeing, labor conditions and employment outcomes in Egypt.
Egypt Social Progress Indicators: Economic Policy
The ESPI Factsheet on Economic Policy demonstrates that the Egyptian economy has significant room for improvement when it comes to directing economic policy priorities towards improving socioeconomic wellbeing.
Beyond Boundaries: Allying human rights with other struggles for social and economic justice
The August 2018 international convening identified strategies for more dynamic engagement between economic and social rights actors and others working for similar goals.
Center for Economic and Social Rights Brochure
CESR promotes socioeconomic and development policies that reduce inequality and realize economic and social rights, and we support efforts by civil society and affected communities to claim their rights.
Beyond Boundaries Convening Summary Report
The summary report is available in pdf format here
Austerity in the Midst of Inequality Threatens Human Rights in South Africa
Enjoyment of the rights laid out in the South African Constitution remains elusive for the majority of people.
Joint Submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for South Africa’s first period report, 64th Session, October 2018
South Africa submission explores the State's obligation to use “maximum available resources" and argues against austerity.
Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018
Spotlight Report 2018 asserts that fundamental policy changes are necessary for the SDGs to meet their potential.
What are the obstacles to sustainable development? HLPF postcards illustrate national level lessons
Country postcards produced for the High-Level Political Forum draw attention to systemic obstacles impeding the SDGs.
Executive summary of report to IACHR on fiscal policies and ESCR in Latin America
Executive summary for the thematic hearing on fiscal policy in Latin America for IACHR sessions.
Mapping evidence in national litigation on economic and social rights
Courts rely on specialized evidence like technical data in pursuing an economic and social rights claim.
Spanish austerity violates health, housing, sexual and reproductive health and rights
Factsheet demonstrates how Spanish austerity disproportionately affects vulnerable populations.
Colombia: Fiscal Policy, Peace and Human Rights
Colombia is in the process of entering the OECD, but lags on indicators in social and fiscal areas.
OPERA in Practice: Silenced Minds - The Systemic Neglect of Mental Health in Kenya
CESR and partners used OPERA to monitor the government's fulfillment of the right to mental health.