MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Name
Ms. Anne-Marie Brook
Biography

Hello: Please note that I am filling in this survey not because I am a MENA region expert myself, but because the organisation I have co-founded (the Human Rights Measurement Initiative) has developed a platform for collecting and disseminating information on human rights from two countries in the MENA region - Jordan and Saudi Arabia. We plan to expand to include all countries in the region as soon as possible. For now, across Jordan and Saudi Arabia we have a network of dozens of human rights experts who contribute information on events in their countries via our annual expert survey. For Saudi Arabia in particular, many of our experts are based outside of the country for safety reasons. I'm not sure if data on human rights is one of your interests in conducting this survey. If it is, then please include me in your database as a potential contact point for anyone interested in human rights data for the MENA region. While not an expert on the region myself, our network permits the collection of unique and sensitive information that is not otherwise available. If this isn't of interest, then please feel free to ignore.

Qualifications
Masters (including MRes, MBA, MPA), Princeton University
Current or most recent Employer

Co-founder, Human Rights Measurement Initiative

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Time in Post - 3.5

Organisation Type: Consultancy and research - including think-tanks (not for profit)

Regional Expertise

Disciplinary or professional background

Economics, Policy/political advocacy (including human rights), Other

Contact Info

anne-marie.brook@motu.org.nz

+64211188236

Level 1, 97 Cuba St, Wellington 6142
Social Media

@rightsmetrics and @amlbrook (Twitter)

Public Profiles

https://www.linkedin.com/in/anne-marie-brook-39832224/

Current Areas of Policy Interest
Engagement

Academic publications
I have forthcoming articles in the Journal of Human Rights and Journal of Peace Research. For an earlier working paper see: https://motu.nz/our-work/human-rights/hrmi-political-and-civil-rights-metrics-2018-technical-note/

Academic conferences

Professional or Trade Press
https://www.openglobalrights.org/Measuring-what-matters-a-new-database-to-track-human-rights-performance/

Radio
Here's the most recent one. Interview with me starts at 9 Minutes: https://www.abc.net.au/radio-australia/programs/pacificbeat/pacific-beat-friday/11189438

Policy Reports
https://www.universal-rights.org/urg-policy-reports/is-the-global-situation-of-human-rights-improving-or-deteriorating-making-the-case-for-the-empirical-measurement-of-human-rights-change/

Blog(s)
https://humanrightsmeasurement.org/blog/

Other
Our primary output is data tracking the human rights performance of countries (including so far two from the MENA region: Jordan and Saudi Arabia). You can visit our data website here: https://data.humanrightsmeasurement.org/en