The joint International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) submission on the OECD DAC* Secretariat's proposal for the introduction of a "policy marker to track development finance in support of persons with disabilities."

Background:

This joint submission by IDDC and IDA comments on the the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee's (DAC) proposal for a OECD DAC Policy marker to “track development finance in support of persons with disabilities.” The document strongly supports the marker’s development and calls for it to be approved this year. It also makes a number of comments on how the marker could be improved to ensure it is more in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its principles. The document does not comment on all areas of the proposal that could be approved – as it is important that the comments weigh up the need to have a strong proposal with the need to get it approved this year before more substantive reviews of the DAC’s Creditor Reporting System (CRS) system take place. These comments are more substantive and ambitious than the GLAD networks comments, however they complement them and contain many of the same messages. The lead on GLAD members comments is happy with this paper. The document will be sent to the DAC secretariat and delegates. Members can also use it to talk to country government’s ahead of the June meeting of the DAC Working Party on Development Finance Statistics (WP-STAT) group.

*OECD DAC - the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC)

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