Humanitarian Advisory Group (2023)
Giving Rise to Rights: Barriers & Enablers to Participation of Persons with Disability in PNG
This study is a qualitative enquiry into the issue of disability inclusion, particularly for OPDs seeking to be included in Papua New Guinea (PNG). It presents three main barriers (attitudinal, institutional and communication barriers) impeding the participation of people with disabilities in PNG today.
Based on these barriers and enablers, the report identifies 10 opportunities, and provides recommendations for OPDs, government at national and sub-national levels, and other organisations, particularly development actors and service providers.
United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy (2021)
Consulting Persons with Disabilities: Guidelines
These Guidelines provide practical guidance on how to consult people with disabilities and their representative organisations (OPDs) in all disability-specific and general decision-making processes across the UN’s work.
Engaging with Organisations of Persons with Disabilities in humanitarian action
This tipsheet highlights the importance of involving organisations and informal groups of individuals with disabilities in humanitarian efforts, as outlined in the IASC Guidelines on 'Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action'. It offers essential steps for recognizing and initiating collaboration with these Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs). It also offers guidance to particularly those new to disability inclusion, including those engaged in the implementation of humanitarian responses.
CBM Global Inclusion Advisory Group & Humanitarian Advisory Group (2022)
Organisations of Persons with Disabilities: Making a Difference in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands
Consensus is building on the need for greater participation of organisations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) in disaster response and preparedness. Yet, the lack of practical guidelines and information on maximising OPDs’ engagement and impact motivated CBM Global IAG to commission this study.
The report draws on two comparative case studies in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands, as well as an extensive desk review of documents. It explores the roles and impact of OPDs in each country and identifies key challenges and enablers constraining and supporting OPDs’ contributions to the disaster preparedness and response sector. A localisation lens was applied to the study to enable the identification of practices that support the empowerment of OPDs as local advocates and disaster preparedness and response actors.
Self-help groups and disability inclusion
CBM’s partners often develop and support self-help groups to work towards empowerment of people with disabilities. This resource highlights how self-help groups are a way of bringing people together at the most local level — for social support, saving money, awareness-raising and advocacy, or something specific like the collective purchase of medicines. It provides some issues about what works with self-help groups that involve people with disabilities.
CBM Australia (2022)
“We have a key role now”: Lessons learned from partnerships with organisations of persons with disabilities.
The report celebrates what is working well in our partnership approach and identifies measures to further strengthen our partnership with organisations of persons with disabilities. It is offered as an example of what partnership can mean and as a contribution to the wider efforts of integrating organisations of persons with disabilities into international cooperation.
A listening exercise was led by CBM Australia from 2020 to 2021 across 14 countries and 32 organisations to gather feedback on our partnerships with organisations of persons with disabilities, in our field programs, our advisory work, and in our advocacy efforts. We gathered feedback from OPD partners on their experiences of partnership to date, as a starting point to build upon. Read about what we found and what we have committed to.
RDI Network (2020). Authored by CBM-Nossal Partnership for Disability-inclusive Development and Rese
Research for all: Making Development Research Inclusive of People with Disabilities.
Research for All is a practical guide for practitioners, researchers and policy makers. The guidance provides case studies, checklists and practical tools to ensure inclusive practices in the research cycle. This is a resource that can be recommended to researchers, as well as development practitioners conducting program evaluations. It can also be used by organisations of people with disabilities to help them advocate for best practice when approached about research opportunities.
The Future is Inclusive: How to make international development disability-inclusive
This document outlines key facts and figures on the situation of women, men, girls and boys with disabilities living in low income countries and presents the reasons why development and humanitarian actions must be disability-inclusive. There are five chapters which outline key concepts in disability-inclusive development; why inclusion is important for effective development and humanitarian outcomes; key issues which cause barriers in development and provides good practice examples; and concludes with key messages.
CBM Australia (2018)
Creating a new business as usual DPO engagement in development
This paper, prepared by CBM Australia under the DFAT-CBM partnership, examines lessons learned on DPO engagement in development programming and humanitarian action from the perspective of the Australian Aid Program. It examines the roles DPOs are currently undertaking in mainstream programs, and provides reflections and recommendations on effective DPO engagement for donors and funding agencies. It also includes more practical considerations and recommendations for program implementers seeking to meaningfully engage with DPOs to support disability inclusive programming. It is supported by 5 case studies which can be found in the case studies section. The paper was originally prepared to support a presentation at the Global Action on Disability (GLAD) Network Meeting
31 January – 2 February 2018, Helsinki, Finland
Disability Rights Fund
This is a grant making body that supports DPOs to advocate on issues around UNCRPD ratification globally. Persons with disabilities are actively involved in its governance and running. It is an example of a mechanism by which donors can efficiently support multiple small projects by DPOs to advocate for their rights in a diverse range of countries.
International Disability Alliance (IDA)
This body was established in 1999 as a network of global and, since 2007, regional DPOs. It aims to promote the effective and full implementation of the UNCRPD worldwide, as well as compliance with the UNCRPD within the UN system, through the active and coordinated involvement of representative organisations of persons with disabilities at the national, regional and international levels. The IDA s provides links to global and regional DPOs as well as position papers on disability rights and information on policy and projects.
Pacific Disability Forum and Australian Pacific Islands Disability Support (2012)
Final report- Capacity development for effective and efficient disabled persons organisations in Pacific Island Countries
This report presents the findings of research undertaken by Pacific Disability Forum (the regional umbrella body for Pacific DPOs) and its partner, APIDS, in 2011-2012 on the capacities and journey of Pacific DPOs, to contribute to ongoing capacity development processes of Pacific DPOs. Provides a helpful example of a participatory process, where DPOs are able to identify their own capacities and opportunities for future growth.
Humanity & Inclusion (2011)
Support to organisations representative of persons with disabilities
This Policy Paper is based on the practice and extensive experience acquired by Handicap International in their work providing support to DPOs. It provides principles, rationale for support to DPOs, and a range of possible intervention methods. These include capacity development; promoting changes to attitudes practices and policies; monitoring; and supporting the empowerment of individuals with disabilities. It also includes brief case study examples.
Wapling L and Downie B (2011)
Beyond charity: A donor's guide to inclusion. Disability funding in the era of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
This resource provides guidance to donors on promoting disability rights through international cooperation from a human rights perspective, based on the UNCRPD. It outlines inclusive funding in action, and practical mechanisms to support representative organisations of persons with disabilities or disabled persons organisations (DPOs).