Collecting and using data on disability to inform inclusive development.

    

Practical guidance on data collection approaches.

There has been growing awareness of the need for international development programs to be inclusive of people with disabilities. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) states that international development programs should be inclusive of and accessible to people with disabilities. Many international non-government organisations (INGOs) have committed considerable resources to this process, and are increasingly seeking to implement practical approaches to make their programs disability inclusive.

CBM Australia, Plan International Australia and the Nossal Institute of the University of Melbourne have developed this Practice Note, which sets out:

  • a brief overview of disability inclusive development practice and the need for data to support this;
  • some key issues and principles to consider when collecting disability inclusive data;
  • how such information can be used to strengthen disability inclusion at all stages of the project and program cycle and methods and tools that can be used to gather data. 
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