This review was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development’s Reaching the Very Poorest Team in Policy Division. Its purpose is to gain a greater understanding of DFID’s human rights work, drawing on a portfolio of activities that DFID supports. The focus is on lessons to be learned from experiences on the ground, covering a range of sectors and initiatives, in particular at country level. The review attempts to show how human rights can make a contribution to poverty reduction at the normative, analytical and operational levels. It concludes with a few forward-looking recommendations.