Global Governance Institute


Tom Pegram is awarded BA Small Grant

18 September 2017

GGI Deputy Director Dr Tom Pegram has been awarded a British Academy Small Grant for his research project on 'Global Monitoring, Performance Assessment and Human Rights Policy Change'.

BA grant - Tom

The project 'Who Guards the Guardians? Global Monitoring, Performance Assessment and Human Rights Policy Change' will look at constructing a cross-country database to correlate national human rights institutions' (NHRIs) policy reform with peer-review grading, covering 1999-2018. Preliminary research shows NHRIs have leveraged compliance to human rights treaties through an NHRI peer-review network. Peer review and other forms of global performance assessments (GPA) are important new tools in global governance, but efforts to examine their significance have been hampered by a lack of systematic data. A cross-country database will allow researchers and policy makers to gain a better understanding of global performance assessment (GPA) influence and consequences for human rights.