20 December 2019. The Disability Movement, represented by the International Disability Alliance (IDA), the European Disability Forum (EDF) and the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), has long advocated for better disability-disaggregated data in development assistance and humanitarian action.
We therefore strongly welcome the introduction in June 2018 by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Working Party for Development Finance Statistics of an OECD DAC policy marker ‘to track development finance in support of persons with disabilities’ (hereafter referred to the as the disability inclusion marker). This marker is a crucial contribution to improving the availability and quality of data collected on disability in relation to Overseas Development Assistance (ODA).
The disability inclusion marker has a critical role in supporting this. By providing better data on whether interventions are disability inclusive the marker can support donors to understand the current state of play, set targets and take concrete steps towards implementing the CRPD and SDGs.