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Extra cost in humanitarian crisis

This study was conducted CBM Global, FEBAH and Solidev in April 2022 in Ouahigouya commune against a backdrop of an increasing humanitarian crisis in the north of Burkina Faso. It aims to quantify the additional costs incurred by households with members with disabilities among the IDP population. It provides empirical data to inform the humanitarian programs of CBM Global and the humanitarian response to the IDP crisis in general to ensure it addresses the specific needs and additional cost faces by persons with disabilities, thereby contributing to more equitable assistance programs.

Strengthening the voice of Organizations of Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities

Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) can play an important role as intermediary bodies between policymakers and persons with disabilities. Strengthening these representative organisations can help achieve these aims and broader access to the enjoyment of fundamental human rights and freedoms on an equal basis with others.

Citizen-generated Data & Persons with Disabilities

Case studies of data generated by organizations of persons with disabilities: This report features noteworthy examples of projects and initiatives that have successfully gathered data on persons with disabilities and aims to empower advocates and other organizations of persons with disabilities to develop their own regional, national, or international projects to collect data for advocacy purposes. The International Disability Alliance, the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities, and CBM Global Disability Inclusion carried out a survey with organizations of persons with disabilities (OPD) and other stakeholders to assess the use and gaps of our Disability Data Advocacy Toolkit. The survey further explored data gaps and gathered OPD-led citizen-generated data. Two reports emerged from this work: (1) Disability Data Advocacy Toolkit: lessons learned and (2) a compilation of case studies of data generated by organizations of persons with disabilities.

Disability Data Advocacy Toolkit Lessons Learned

A survey was developed and shared with organizations of persons with disabilities to understand how the Disability Data Advocacy Toolkit is being used and how it can be improved as an advocacy resource for organizations of persons with disabilities. The survey was made accessible in multiple languages including Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and a version in International Sign. This report provides the results of this survey and intends to demonstrate the needs of organizations of persons with disabilities in relation to data and their use for advocacy in disability rights. The International Disability Alliance, the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities, and CBM Global Disability Inclusion carried out a survey with organizations of persons with disabilities (OPD) and other stakeholders to assess the use and gaps of our Disability Data Advocacy Toolkit. The survey further explored data gaps and gathered OPD-led citizen-generated data. Two reports emerged from this work: (1) Disability Data Advocacy Toolkit: lessons learned and (2) a compilation of case studies of data generated by organizations of persons with disabilities.

Report on the Assessment of National Eye Health Strategies

How well do national eye health strategies address inclusiveness and health equity in eye health? CBM Global and SeeYou Foundation are proud to share a report on an assessment of national eye health strategic plans on health equity and inclusion. Using the recommendations from the World Health Organization’s Global report on health equity for persons with disabilities, we assessed the current state of national eye health plans to get a baseline of how well disability inclusion is addressed at the national level. This report is to set a baseline to see where countries in the development of their next plan can improve.

Breaking the silence: Addressing violence against women with disabilities

This document explores how CBM Global implementing partners, including OPDs, are responding to issues of gender-based violence in the communities in which they work, including what is working well and where more support is needed.

CBM Global Climate Advocacy Roadmap

The purpose of the roadmap is to set out our intended direction of travel for climate advocacy (2023 - 2026). Our hope is that international, regional and national level climate policies will fully reflect the inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Advocacy toolkit: Inclusiveness and health equity in national eye health strategies

This toolkit assists CBM Global country teams and partners, including Organisation of Persons with Disabilities (OPD) partners and other eye care Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs), in advocating for more inclusive eye health.

Community Mental Health Good Practice Guide: Inclusive MHPSS in Humanitarian Emergencies

This document provides guidance on inclusive MHPSS programming in humanitarian emergencies. It is designed to highlight essential frameworks and principles, and the need for robust and sustainable MHPSS programming, rather than to provide detailed MHPSS technical guidance.

Gender inclusion in project implementation

CBM Australia recently held a webinar with our partners in Bangladesh, Nigeria and the Philippines looking at what has stopped men, women, girls, and boys from participating in project activities, and what they have done to address this. These are a few highlights from what we learned.

The impact of climate change: From people with disabilities in the places we work

This document captures the perspectives of people with disabilities who have been affected by climate change in the countries we work, and documents how CBM Global is responding.

A learning brief on disability data using Washington Group questions

The learning brief offers practical guidance with suggested approaches to overcoming common issues and concerns, with a focus on the Washington Group questions.

Climate Change and Disability Rights

In commissioning the study “Climate action and its impact on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)” we hypothesised that the costs and damages incurred by climate change, if not met with additional and specific funding, will result in national funds being diverted away from essential government services.

What recent evaluations are telling us about our work in livelihoods

Recently, CBM Australia looked at evaluations of our Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) work over the last five years. This document highlights key learnings about livelihoods support which can be used to help inform and improve project planning and monitoring and evaluation.

Good Practice in CBID

CBM Australia recently conducted a meta-evaluation which looked at 33 evaluations from our international projects over four years. This document details what we learnt around good practice when working with people with disabilities in community based inclusive development (CBID) programs.

How CBM Australia’s field programs influence government policy to address inclusion

Drawing on findings from our recent meta-evaluation, this document highlights how CBM Australia’s field projects influence government policy or action. Local policy influence was found to be the most common type of change, followed by national and institutional policy influence.

Saving Lives & Leaving No one Behind

The purpose of this documentation of good practice is to help CBM Member Associations, Country Offices, Advisors and Partners in disaster-prone countries to develop and implement high-quality disaster risk reduction (DRR) programs which are integrated into larger community-based inclusive development work.

Disability Inclusive Cash Transfer: Lessons from the humanitarian response to Cyclone Amphan

This learning document highlights good practices and lessons from this response and is intended to provide guidance to NGOs, state actors and OPDs to create inclusive responses and deliver equal outcomes through inclusive Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) in humanitarian action.

Barriers to Healthcare Access for Deaf Nigerian Women and Girls during Emergencies

This report presents preliminary research on the experiences faced in health care by deaf women and girls in Nigeria, highlighting the most recent emergency and disaster situation, the COVID-19 pandemic. The report will present several recommendations to reduce the inequities in the intersection of gender, disability, and linguistic minorities.

Missing in Climate Action

This publication tells the story of the people, the individuals and communities affected by climate change, yet absent from key conversations and actions on climate.

Climate Change: This Century’s Defining Issue

The 4 Ps for Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities within Climate Change Plans: Personal, Programmes, Policy and Political

Partner Feedback Exercise 2022

Learnings from our 2022 Partner Survey and Partner Interviews

Pacific Disaster Ready: Disability inclusion tip sheets

The Pacific Disaster Ready Tip Sheets are a suite of documents and includes key messages and talking points for different sectoral and thematic issues drawing on the learnings from the past four and a half years of the Pacific Disaster Ready project.

Case Study: Climate Change and its Humanitarian Consequences

The impact of the climate crisis in Madagascar, the ongoing food crisis, and the challenges faced by persons with disabilities and their representative organisations in accessing humanitarian assistance.

Case study: Nepal’s changing climate

The impact of climate induced disasters on people living in poverty who have much less adaptative capacity to respond to the negative and sometimes devastating impact of climate change.

Inclusion Advisory Group: Impact Report

An independent evaluation of the work of Australia’s Inclusion Advisory Group shows that the team effectively supports governments, multilaterals and NGOs to better address disability inclusion in their programs.

People with Psychosocial Disabilities in Disaster Events

A report on the impact of exclusion of people with psychosocial disabilities from disaster preparedness.

Organisations of Persons with Disabilities: Making a Difference in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands

A report exploring the roles and impact of OPDs in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands and identifying key challenges and enablers constraining and supporting OPDs’ contributions to the disaster preparedness and response sector.

Our Lessons: disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction report

An approach to disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction based on consultations with people with disabilities in the Asia and Pacific regions.

Key Principles & Recommendations for Inclusive Cash & Voucher Assistance in Ukraine

This technical brief is intended to provide general guidance for humanitarian agencies operating in Ukraine on how to implement Disability Inclusive Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). It aims to ensure that disability is mainstreamed within the CVA intervention and in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), International Humanitarian Law and the Humanitarian Principles.

“We have a key role now” Lessons learned from partnerships with OPDs

In order to gather feedback on its partnerships with organisations of persons with disabilities CBM Global conducted a listening exercise through 2020 and 2021. The listening exercise celebrates what is working well and identifies areas for improvement. It is offered as an example of what partnership can mean and as a contribution to the wider efforts of integrating organisations of persons with disabilities into international cooperation.

Disability Inclusive Cash Assistance: Learnings from practice in Humanitarian Response

This case study collection describes lessons learned from seven inclusive humanitarian cash transfer projects implemented from 2015 – 2020, and five ongoing projects from the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic responses. The projects employed cash transfer in a range of humanitarian crises; using unrestricted cash transfers distributed via different cash delivery mechanisms. Annex 1 provides an overview of the analysed responses and the project briefs of seven of the case studies. The collection aims to benefit both humanitarian practitioners engaged in CBI and the wider humanitarian sector by presenting insights and learning on how humanitarian CBI programs can be made more inclusive, to ensure equal outcomes for disaster-affected people with disabilities and other at-risk groups.

Engaging with organisations of persons with disabilities in humanitarian response

Reflection from CBM Global’s Covid-19 response in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal

Disability Inclusive Development Toolkit

This toolkit is designed as a resource for CBM that can be used in a variety of ways: to support staff induction, team meetings, refresher days and training workshops. It can also be used as a tool for personal reflection and self-study. Tips for those intending to use it as a training resource are shaded differently. The toolkit is presented in four main chapters targeting different audiences. Chapter 1: DID an introduction Chapter 2: DID for managers Chapter 3: DID for programme staff Chapter 4: Inclusive training and facilitation

Climate change, mental health and wellbeing

The negative impacts on mental health and wellbeing of climate change.

CBM Global Programme Quality Framework

The purpose of the Programme Quality Framework is to set out the high-level principles and commitments that we expect to guide programme quality and to which we seek to be held accountable. The overall aim is to ensure that those who we serve and assist through our programming and the donors who support these programmes, can have trust in the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, sustainability and impact of the work that we undertake.

CBM Global’s Approach to Partnership

This is a summary of CBM Global’s approach and commitment to Partnership. It outlines our Partnership Principles and the relationship we have with our partners. In all our work we want to be guided by and held accountable to these principles.

CBM Global’s Programmatic Strategy

CBM Global’s programmatic strategy is driven by 5 stark facts.

AccessibilityGo: A Guide to Action

Accessibility GO! A Guide to Action aims to provide practical support on how to deliver a whole-of-organisation approach towards accessibility. It describes how to progressively achieve 7 core accessibility commitments across built environments, information and communications, procurement of goods and services, training and capacity development, programmes, meetings and events, recruitment and human resource (HR) management.

Disability Data Advocacy Toolkit

The aim of this toolkit is to contribute to the growing global dialogue on the importance of data on people with disabilities, specifically to provide some basic knowledge on data collection, analysis and use of data for evidence-based advocacy.

Community Mental Health Good Practice Guide: Peer Support

Practical examples of how different types of peer support programs can be delivered, drawing on CBM Global’s experiences around the world.

Community Mental Health Good Practice Guide: Mental Wellbeing & Stigma in NTDs

Practical examples of how CBM Global is working with partners to mainstream mental health in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) programs, to reduce stigma improve mental wellbeing.

Community Mental Health Good Practice Guide: Mental Health System Strengthening

Strengthening mental health systems is a focus of our work. Practical examples of how initiatives, such as the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) health system building blocks, can be used to strengthen mental health systems, drawing on CBM Global’s experience in West and Central Africa.

Community Mental Health Good Practice Guide: Community Mental Health Forums

Practical examples of how CBM Global is supporting Community Mental Health Forums, including good practice recommendations and lessons learned.

Community Mental Health Good Practice Guide: Anti-Stigma and Awareness-Raising

Practical examples of how anti-stigma, anti-discrimination and awareness raising work can improve the mental wellbeing of people with disabilities, drawing on CBM Global’s own experience.

Accessible meetings and events: a toolkit

Guidance on organising accessible and inclusive events and meetings in planning, delivery and follow-up stages.

CBM Disability & Gender Toolkit

How organisations can assess their context and their approaches.

Disability Mainstreaming: Impact through a catalytic approach

This report gives an overview of the work of our Inclusion Advisory Group Australian team from 2014 to 2019.