Marks, Stephen, and Ajay Mahal (2007). "Development and Poverty Reduction: Economics and Human Rights Perspectives" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

Governments, development agencies, and other stakeholders have undertaken international commitments to link human rights to poverty reduction and to development more generally. Secondly, human rights specialists have been introducing quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure progress, including with respect to social and economic development, and to take into account resource limitations in achieving human rights goals These considerations, form the backdrop for the present inquiry into the relative insights and potential linkages of the perspective of economics and human rights.