Making It Work: Learning from what works to make real changes on inclusion of people with disabilities in developing countries
What is Making It Work?
• An innovative approach for collecting examples of good practice that make real change in the lives of people with disabilities in developing countries
• Making it Work shifts attention to what has worked and how it could be replicated or ‘scaled up’. This is done by documenting evidence of good practice and then using this to make constructive, practical recommendations to decision-makers, service providers and other development stakeholders
• Making it Work methodology uses a multi-stakeholder approach bringing together diverse actors to collect, select and analyze good practices
• At the core of Making it Work, people with disabilities are validating what works
• With the Making it Work approach, there is an emphasis on analyzing these practices in order to produce recommendations for scaling-up and strengthening these initiatives
• MIW uses the evidence-based good practices and recommendations to strengthen and empower DPOs to advance their advocacy work
From 2007-2011 over 20 different organizations (supported by the international MIW team) have used this approach to implement projects in 25 countries and many new projects are planned for 2012.
The MIW website showcases the good practice case studies and publications generated by these projects: www.makingitwork-crpd.org
This offers a growing body of practical evidence of how the CRPD can be implemented in developing countries.
An example of a MIW project: Rights in Action Good Practices for Inclusive Local Governance in West Africa