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Disability & the Global South (DGS), 2017, Vol. 4 No. 1 - Special issue: Disability in the Sustainable Development Goals: Critical Reflections


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Articles include:

  • Editorial: Disability and the SDGs: is the battle over?
  • Entering the SDG era: What do Fijians prioritise as indicators of disability-inclusive education?
  • SDGs, Inclusive Health and the path to Universal Health Coverage
  • No One Left Behind: A review of social protection and disability at the World Bank
  • The capacity of community-based participatory research in relation to disability and the SDGs
  • Measuring Disability and Inclusion in relation to the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development

Operationalizing the 2030 agenda : ways forward to improve monitoring and evaluation of disability inclusion


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This note concerns monitoring and evaluation of disability and inclusion in light of the sustainable development goals. The note identifies steps which can be taken by individual countries and the international community as a whole to address the gaps in data disaggregation and collection concerning people with disabilities. The note concludes with a discussion of possible ways forward for better monitoring and evaluation for disability inclusion in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Measuring quality of life, safety, and social and family participation of project beneficiaries : the ScoPeO tool

BRUS, Aude
et al
July 2014

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"This guide presents ScoPeO, a tool for measuring changes in living conditions as perceived by beneficiaries once a project is implemented. More specifically, the method serves to evaluate quality of life, perception of safety and participation in society and family life in two phases: before or at the start of the project (baseline survey) and at the end of the project (endline survey). Thus, this guide presents concepts related to quality of life and similar notions, the key phases in the process and provides the tools needed to conduct a study on quality of life. This guide is designed for all Handicap International professionals, and in particular the project managers, operational coordinators and technical coordinators in charge of developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects. Handicap International partners may also find this guide useful"

The key informant child disability project in Bangladesh and Pakistan


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The Key Informant Method (KIM) has previously been tested by CBM, LSHTM and others, and found to be a valid method for the identification of children with severe visual impairment and blindness in Bangladesh, using community volunteers in the place of a door-to-door survey. This report outlines a study that set out to expand this and test whether voluntary, community-level Key Informants (KIs) could be trained to effectively identify children with moderate or severe physical impairments, sensory impairments (visual and hearing) or epilepsy in Bangadesh and Pakistan, and if so whether this process could be used to assess prevalence and plan appropriate referral services for children meeting these criteria

Evaluation of CABDICO disability programme, Cambodia

EANG, Bun Yeang
October 2012

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Capacity Building of People with Disability in the Community Organisation (CABDICO) is a local NGO in Cambodia, working in 3 provinces, Seam Reap, Banteay Mean Chey and Kep, and led a project “Reintegration and Capacity Building of People with Disability in the Community. The overall goal of this project was to improve the capacity and the inclusion of persons with disabilities (including landmine and UXO victims, women with disability, children with disability), their family members and other vulnerable groups (e.g. poor widow as head of household) to enjoy the quality of life and social development actions with barrier-free and basic human rights respects. This evaluation report addresses the following five fundamental evaluation criteria of the CABDICO project over the past three years: quality and relevance of design, effectiveness, and efficiency of implementation, impact and potential for sustainability

Participatory evaluation report : mainstreaming disability in emergency response and local development

BARI, Nazmul
April 2012

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“The project “Mainstreaming Disability in Emergency Response and Local Development” implemented by CHEF International, Pakistan, supported by Light for the World was evaluated in March 2012. The evaluation attempted to understand the local context within which the project was implemented to enable a better reflection of learning including the project’s achievements, its ripple effects, limitations, barriers, and then to identify future directions”

Access to services for persons with disabilities

DE BACKER, Maryvonne
March 2011

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This practical guide is divided into three sections to present a systematic approach of access to services for people with disabilities. The principles and benchmarks section outlines key factors for accessing services and provides an analysis of the service sector for people with disabilities. The practical guide section presents the steps involved in planning at the programme level, and the toolbox section offers practical tools to implement the proposed techniques. A glossary and comprehensive bibliography are also provided. This resource is useful to those interested in access to service for people with disabilities

Access to services for people with disabilities in Freetown, Sierra Leone


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"The purpose of the DECISIPH project is to promote the rights of people with disabilities in six countries in West Africa: Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. The first expected outcome of the project is to enhance the availability and access to relevant and reliable information on people with disabilities, their rights and their organisations in order to foster advocacy campaigns by disabled people's organisations. The aim of the study was to analyse and compare access to services for people with disabilities with that for people without disabilities in the project's intervention zones. This study in no way attempts to determine the disability prevalence rate. A cross-sectional survey was carried out in several of the DECISIPH project countries. Despite its limitations, this was the first study to be conducted in Sierra Leone and the first to provide data for gaining a better understanding of access to services for people with disabilities compared to that of people without disabilities"
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Capturing change in women’s realities : a critical overview of current monitoring and evaluation frameworks and approaches

PITTMAN, Alexandra
December 2010

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"This document provides a critique of current M[onitoring] &E[valuation] frameworks and approaches as experienced by women’s organizations and movements worldwide along with an analysis of a large number of M&E frameworks and tools. Part I of this document provides a broad overview of common challenges with monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and identifies feminist practices for engaging in M&E to strengthen organizational learning and more readily capture the complex changes that women’s empowerment and gender equality work seek. Part II offers an analysis of a large number of M&E frameworks and tools, along with some of their strengths and weaknesses in assessing women’s rights and gender equality processes and impacts"

Guidelines for cognitive and pilot testing of disability questions for use in surveys : ESCAP project on improving disability measurement and statistics in the Asia Pacific region

December 2010

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These guidelines for cognitive and pilot testing of disability questions for use in surveys document the overall experience of the improving disability measurement and statistics project with the aim so it can be replicated by other countries to collect accurate disability statistics. The handbook’s target groups include National Statistical Offices and other stakeholders who want to learn from and build on the project’s experience, and apply the methodology in other fields

Evaluative review of the development account project : improvement of disability measurement and statistics in support of the Biwako millennium framework and regional census programme

BUGNION, Christian
August 2010

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“The current evaluation is meant to evaluate the UN Development Account Project, “Improvement of Disability Measurement and Statistics in Support of the Biwako Millennium Framework (BMF) and Regional Census Programme” implemented by ESCAP in cooperation with internal and external partners, including the Washington Group on Disability Statistics, WHO and selected national statistical offices and experts. The project started in August 2007 and is coming to an end in December 2010, after having received a one‐year extension”

A framework for monitoring and evaluating HIV prevention programmes for most-at-risk populations

April 2007

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This framework is intended for national and subnational programme managers and others involved in planning and implementing programmes; monitoring and evaluation; and using data and information for policy development and programme improvement. It includes tools and methods that can be applied at a national and a subnational level, drawing from existing sources where available and includes the most recent thinking about M&E of most-at-risk populations, directing the reader towards appropriate supplemental guides, training materials, and other sources of technical information. It also emphasises the importance of members of most-at-risk populations participating in the evaluation process

Monitoring and evaluation of mental health policies and plans : mental health policy and service guidance package


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"This module examines key aspects of monitoring and evaluation as they relate to a mental health policy and plan, including how to monitor a plan and the different ways to evaluate a policy and plan. It presents a five-step process for conducting evaluations and explains how results of an evaluation can be utilized to improve policies and plans. The module then provides a detailed case study of a policy and plan of a hypothetical country. It describes various ways that evaluation can be used over a period of time to assess and influence policy and the plan that arises from it, including the practical steps involved in policy evaluation and the policy decisions that can be made on the basis of monitoring and evaluations"
This module is part of the WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package. The package consists of a series of interrelated user-friendly modules designed to address the wide variety of needs and priorities in policy development and service planning. Each module addresses a core aspect of mental health

Applying Freirian model for development and evaluation of community-based rehabilitation programmes


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The purpose of this article is to reify and adopt the heuristics from Paulo Freire's model of adult education for possible application in development and evaluation of community-based rehabilitation (CBR) programmes in developing countries. An extensive review of literature spanning from Freire's original writings to application of his teachings was done. Besides adult education, Freire's model has been used in community organisation, health education, alcohol and substance abuse prevention, development work in agrarian cultures, and coalition building. The effectiveness of this model has generally been measured qualitatively. In order to quantitatively transcribe this model, five distinct constructs comprising of dialogue, conscientisation, praxis, transformation, and critical consciousness were identified. Specific directions for quantitative applications for developing and evaluating community-based rehabilitation programmes using these constructs are presented. The model of Freire offers lot of potential in developing and evaluating community-based rehabilitation programmes

Guidelines for project and programme evaluation : volume 3


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“The European Commission has developed and formalised a methodology for evaluating its external assistance, in which the priority is on results and impacts … This third volume completes and updates the project evaluation manual previously used by the European Commission. It is intended primarily for the evaluation of large projects and of programmes involving similar projects in several countries. The volume is organised chronologically, with two approaches: that of the evaluation manager and that of the external evaluation team. A participatory evaluation option is also proposed”

Evaluation methods for European Union’s external assistance, Vol. 3

Participatory evaluation with young people


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This workbook contains practical tools and learning activities to help young people 'learn for change' through good participatory evaluation practices. It is based on the premise that evaluation is an everyday experience for most young people and that it is crucial that they participate in the decisions that affect their lives. The suggested evaluation questions, methods of gathering information, exercises and other hands-on problem-solving tools are designed for small groups and training workshops. Although based on community development experience in the United States, these methods are easily adaptable to development work in the South

Building monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems for HIV/AIDS programs

NGARI, Patricia Njeri

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This manual is for use by NGOs working in HIV and AIDS, and aims to assist them monitor, evaluate and report on the progress and delivery of their programmes. MER (monitoring, evaluation and reporting) is often seen as a time-consuming and expensive activity, with limited benefits to the programmes themselves. This resource is designed to provide simple, affordable, efficient and useful tools and ideas to enable organisations to enhance effectiveness and make an efficient use of their resources. Adopting a result-based approach to MER, this publication discusses key principles, suggests indicators and illustrates in some detail monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities. Each chapter includes activity worksheets to help the readers apply the content to their context and programme

PLACE in Central Asia : a regional strategy to focus AIDS prevention in Almaty and Karaganda, Kazakhstan; Osh, Kyrgyzstan; Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 2002

July 2004

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The PLACE method is designed to expose sexual and injection drug use networks, identify sites where high-risk populations overlap and help focus interventions where they are most needed. This report presents both a baseline assessment of HIV/AIDS risks and an evaluation of condom promotion programmes in four cities in Central Asia. The report shows that sexual and drug use networks are extensive and diffuse. The rate of new partnership formation is also very high, and the use of condoms with new partners is "quite high". Injection drug use is common, and needles are often shared. The report calls for programmes and interventions to concentrate their efforts on sites at high risk, where there is an overlap of high-risk populations (people meeting new partners, youth, injection drug users, sex workers)



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