Plan CBM Nossal Disability Data Collection Practice Note July 2015

Practice Note: Collecting and Using Data of Disability to Inform Inclusive Development

Plan, CBM, Nossal (July 2015)

This Practice Note was prepared by Asahel Bush (Plan International), Aleisha Carroll (CBM Australia) and Kathryn James (CBM Australia), drawing on inputs from other Plan, CBMA and Nossal staff.

About the Practice Note

This document is the result of a collaboration between Plan International and the CBM Australia-Nossal Institute Partnership for Disability Inclusive Development. It was prepared in the context of growing interest among international development agencies in the disability inclusive practice, and the collection of evidence to underpin this. It draws on some of the experiences and learning arising from Plan’s work to strengthen disability inclusion within its development programs and the CBM-Nossal Partnership’s work to strengthen disability inclusion within the Australian development sector.

Rather than serving as a comprehensive manual or toolkit, it is hoped that this Practice Note will contribute to a conversation on how data an disability can be collected and used within programs to support both inclusive development practice and inclusive development outcomes. To this end, we would encourage feedback on the contents of the Practice Note or suggestions for supporting resources which could be of use to international development agencies.

Links below are to relevant extracts of the Practice Note as well as to an accessible version of the Practice Note in Word format, and a Summary Table of methods and tools outlined in the Practice Note





Front cover photo: Phillip, from Sierra Leone, tells Plan International staff: “I know other children with disabilities. They are at home. I don’t know why they don’t come to school.”