Pacific Disability Forum

KRA 2 – Evidence, Data And Information For Inclusive Policies

Objective

Regional and national stakeholders have access to evidence, data and information needed to build CRPD compliant and inclusive policies and programs.

Summary

This area of work is critical as it will generate the data needed for advocacy in relation to Outcome 3 (pre-condition) and 4 (sectoral inclusion) including for assessing how much financial and human resource will be required to implement those policies. PDF will catalyse, frame and support this area of work and will engage better and work with relevant partners like SPC and UNCIEF to produce and analyse the data including costing and financial and gap analysis.

This will inform work on budget advocacy and monitoring as well as for engagement with CROPS and Donors on Outcome 5 (regional resource mobilisation). It will also contribute to accountability through monitoring of legislative, programmatic and resourcing progress. On the other hand, PDF will lead the regional monitoring of governments efforts for the inclusion of persons with disabilities as well as the implementation of the CRPD and SDG.

This is monitoring in terms of budget, data and legislation amongst others, ensuring that partners work are truly inclusive of persons with disabilities. The second focus will be documenting interesting practices across countries and sectors in an easily accessible and user friendly format to support advocacy as well as policy and program design and evaluation. The third focus will be on accountability based on monitoring the trends and practices in terms of legal harmonisation, service delivery, programs and budget allocations. This will be done at the regional level and will support DPOs exerting national level accountability.

In terms of information sharing, PDF will invest in better information sharing and resource-oriented websites as well as continuing its series of regional monitoring report every two years. Considering the significant cost of face to face meetings in the regions, PDF will partner with others to explore the different ways to gain efficiency in organising exchange and virtual gathering, taking into account the technological limitation and constraints in the region.

This will include exploring and investing in online platforms to share resources and conduct training or workshop, explore partnership with the UN agencies and the University of the South Pacific campuses for the use of their conference facilities for online training and workshops and explore the use of webinars as an alternative way to carry out online training, meetings etc.

Goals

Goal 5: Data and Evidence (PDF catalyse, frame and contribute)

Goal 6: Relevant Information Is Available And Accessible

Goal 7: Regional Monitoring

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