The Expert Meeting on Monitoring and Evaluation for Disability-inclusive Development, organized by SCRPD/DSPD/UNDESA took stock of progress made in monitoring and evaluation for disability-inclusive development, in particular in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The meeting also worked to contribute toward the preparation of the 2018 United Nations flagship report on disability and development (A/RES/69/142).
The meeting included experts, researchers and practitioners from the UN system, academic institutions, Member States, non-governmental organizations, particularly disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs), and development partners with experience and expertise in the areas of monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the international development goals, including expertise in policy-analysis, monitoring and evaluation relevant for disability-inclusive development.
- to share ongoing work on disability among participants;
- to discuss the content and outline of the 2018 UN flagship report;
- to follow up on the work of the task teams for the 2018 UN flagship report and identify interlinkages across the topics covered by the different teams;
- to further identify collaborations for the production of the report;
- to refine the work plan and timeline for the production of the 2018 UN flagship report.
- List of participants
Opening: Ms. Maria Martinho (SCRPD/DSPD/UNDESA)
Section 1. Overview of the work for the 2018 UN Flagship Report
This section will present an overview of the work conducted for the 2018 UN flagship report. The presentation will be followed by a group discussion.
- Overview of the work for the 2018 UN Flagship Report, Ms. Maria Martinho (SCRPD/DSPD/UNDESA)
Section 2. Presentations on ongoing work on disability
In this section, experts will present their ongoing work on disability and development. Presentations focus on priority issues such as monitoring of CRPD, library policies on disability-inclusion, poverty, water and sanitation, the situation of persons with disabilities in forced displacement and the participation of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities.
- OHCHR work on the rights of persons with disabilities, Mr. Facundo Chavez Penillas (OHCHR)
- Monitoring CRPD: a perspective of the German Institute for Human Rights, Ms. Judith Striek (German Institute for Human Rights)
- Assessment of disability-inclusive laws and policies in libraries, Nancy Bolt (International Federation of Library Associations)
- How poor are People with Disabilities around the Globe? A Multidimensional Perspective, Ms. Monica Pinilla (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, UK; Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)
- Living conditions among persons with disabilities in low-income countries, Mr. Arne Eide (SINTEF Technology and Society)
- WHO QualityRights: Act, Unite & Empower for Mental Health, Ms. Nathalie Drew (WHO)
- Thinking about mental disorders – key issues in low- and middle income contexts, Ms. Margie Schneider (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
- Persons with disabilities in forced displacement- UNHCR’s work on promoting inclusion, Ms. Kristin Lange (UNHCR)
- Monitoring water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for people with disabilities, Mr. Rifat Hussein (WHO)
- The importance of ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities: perspectives and experience from ITU, Jose Maria Diaz Batanero (ITU)
Section 3. Task team presentations
Subgroups of experts will present and discuss their proposals for specific sections of the report.
- SDG 1 & 2 Poverty and Hunger (Ms. Sophie Mitra, Fordham University and Jean-François Trani, Washington University)
- SDG 1.5, 11.5 & 13 Disasters, humanitarian crises and climate change (Mr. Gopal Mitra, UNICEF and Facundo Chavez Penillas, OHCHR)
- SDG 3.7 & 5.6 Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (Ms. Leyla Sharafi, UNFPA and Ms. Nora Groce, Leonard Cheshire Disability)
- SDG 4 Education (Mr. Mark Walham, Unicef and Ms. Natasha Graham, Unicef)SDG 5 Gender equality and empowerment of women with disabilities (Ms. Maribel Derjani-Bayeh, UN-Women and Ms. Ola Abu Alghaib, Leonard Cheshire Disability)
- SDG 8 Employment and social protection (Mr. Stefan Tromel, ILO and Mr. Dan Mont, University College London)
- SDG 3 Health (Ms. Alarcos Cieza, WHO)
- SDG 10 Multiple discrimination – Persons with mental and intellectual disabilities (Ms. Michelle Funk, WHO and Mr. Takashi Izutsu, University of Tokyo)
- SDG 10 Combating inequalities – Assistive devices (Mr. Gopal Mitra, UNICEF and Ms. Diane Bell, WHO)
- Emerging issues and interlinkages (Ms. Maria Martinho, SCRPD/DSPD/UNDESA)
- SDG 17.18 Data and Statistical Annex (Ms. Margaret Mbogoni, UNSD/UNDESA)
Section 4. 2018 UN Flagship Report: outline, content, interlinkages and gaps
In this section, experts will discuss further suggestions on the outline, content, identify interlinkages among chapters of the report, and identify gaps in the current content. As the outline needs to be finalized by June 2017, this is the last expert group discussion on the outline.
- 2018 UN Flagship Report: outline, content and interlinkages, (Ms. Maria Martinho, SCRPD/DSPD/UNDESA)
Section 5. Timeline and work plan for 2018 UN Flagship Report – way forward
This section will discuss the timeline and working plan for the 2018 UN Flagship Report.
- Timeline and plan for 2018 UN Flagship Report, Ms. Maria Martinho (SCRPD/DSPD/UNDESA)