Online Course: Human Rights Budgeting

ICLD offers a digital training for all who are interested. The two-week course will introduce you to the concept of human rights budgeting and why human rights standards and approaches are helpful for local budgeting processes. It will also look into the relationship between human rights and corruption, and how transparency and counter corruption measures can support the respect, protection and fulfillment of human rights in your municipality or region.  

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you can expect to: 

  1. Understand what human rights budgeting means, and how it is applicable in local government budgeting processes, particularly to critical areas such health, education, environment, and economic development.
  2. Understand how human rights and corruption are related, and what that means for local government operations and budgeting processes.
  3. Be able to evaluate how the budget in your local government advances equality for marginalized groups, such as women, youth, children, PWD, elderly, etc.
  4. Reflect on the role of innovation, social capital and leadership to advance human rights with limited resources.
  5. Create the human rights of your local government unit, using infographics.

Deadline to register: 30th of September!

Price: Free!

Duration: 16 hours. Including two hours for group work in Zoom.

Mandatory Meetings

Introduction meeting: 2nd October
Choose one of the following two times:
– 9:00 -10:00 CET
– 16:00-17:00 CET   

Final session: 6th of October
Choose one of the following two times:
– 9:00 -10:00 CET
– 15:00-16:00 CET  


ICLD will provide a certificate to participants after:
– Attending the two mandatory meetings
– Submitting a one-page Human Rights Budget using infographics

This course is open to the public. It is particularly interesting for local government officials and politicians. No previous knowledge about budget is needed. This course is entirely online, but it includes two mandatory meetings.

More information:

Online course: Human Rights Budgeting & Corruption in Local Level Governance – ICLD
Questions: contact

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