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Situational Analysis of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: in Lessons & Conclusions from Thirty-Four Countries


The United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Multi-Partner Trust MPTF (UNPRPD MPTF) is a unique partnership that brings together UN entities, governments, organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) and broader civil society to advance the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and disability-inclusive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the country level around the world. In 2020, UNPRPD adopted a new programme design approach and embarked on a collaborative strategic review. This generated a new Strategic and Operational Framework 2020-2025, which moves towards proactive, results-oriented joint programming to drive implementation of the CRPD and disability inclusive SDGs. The UNPRPD launched its fourth funding call and invited UN Country Teams (UNCTs) to submit proposals for joint country-level programmes with the objectives of advancing CRPD implementation and improving the implementation of disability-inclusive SDGs. To support the delivery of these objectives, UNCTs were invited to submit an expression of interest under the UNPRPD’s Fourth Call for Proposals. Successful teams were then allocated a budget to deliver an Induction Training, conduct a country situational analysis and complete a full joint programme proposal. In total, 132 countries were invited. An analytical framework and a global results framework with three outcomes, examples of outputs and a menu of indicators was developed to serve as a tool to monitor investments toward the objectives of the Call. In 2021, twenty-six of the countries that submitted an expression of interest were invited to participate in the inception phase. In 2022 another 10 were invited to participate in the call. Eight of them have submitted their situational analyses so far. In late 2023, 13 new countries were invited to undertake the inception training and the situational analysis process.

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