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Programme Monitoring and Evaluation;
The Disability Perspective in the Context of Development

Prepared by Dr. Scott Campbell Brown.

Contents

I.   INTRODUCTION

  1. Purpose of the report
  2. The approach to this report
  3. Organization of this report
  4. Sources of data

II.  TRENDS IN POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES FROM THE DISABILITY PERSPECTIVE

  1. Historical review of United Nations efforts in disability through the end of the United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons in 1992
    1. Events leading up to the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons
    2. Key constructs of the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons
    3. Implementation of the World Programme of Action of Action concerning Disabled Persons during the United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons (1983 to 1992)
  1. Trends in policies and programmes from the disability perspective since 1992
    1. The disability perspective on development
    2. Issues in full integration and mainstrearning of disability
    3. Trends in policies and programmes since 1992
  1. Progress achieved and obstacles encountered in implementation of the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons in the period since the United Nations Decade for Disabled Persons
    1. Progress that can be attributed to the Long-term Strategy to Implement the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons to the Year 2000 and Beyond
    2. Progress that can be attributed to the Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

III. OPTIONS FOR IMPROVING PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION MONITORING

  1. Basic monitoring parameters established by the World Programme of Action
  1. Assessment of the current situation related to monitoring
    1. Achievements of United Nations data and information collection systems
    2. Quantitative bases to assess progress made and to identify obstacles encountered in implementation of the World Programme of Action
  1. Issues in monitoring
    1. Basic considerations in planning monitoring activities
    2. Establishment of evaluation criteria
    3. Resource constraints
    4. Options for monitoring and setting priorities
  1. Issues in data collection
    1. Data availability
    2. Integration with other data collection efforts

IV.  DEVELOPMENT OF "GLOBAL DISABILITY INDICATORS"

  1. Information currently available for the development of indicators
    1. Basic parameters for indicators established by the World Programme
    2. Country activities
    3. Activities of international organizations
    4. Problems encountered in the third review and appraisal
  1. Issues in the construction of indicators
    1. A case studies approach
    2. Indicators of the prevalence of disability
    3. Indicators of the economic activity of disabled persons
    4. Indicators of educational results for disabled persons
    5. Competing priorities

V.   CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. Concluding remarks
  1. Recommendations
    1. Data and statistical development
    2. Further work on indicators for monitoring and evaluation
    3. National capacity-building

VI. Annexes

  1. Issues in accessibility
  2. Data and statistics for disability-sensitive policies and programmes
 

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