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Monitoring the access and inclusion of men, women, and children with disabilities, older people and those from other marginalized groups in the humanitarian response and to follow the progress require specific indicators and disaggregation of data for disability, age and sex. Each sector of response will have to identify some specific indicators but there are general indicators and measures that can be applied across all humanitarian sectors:

  • Do you disaggregate data and information on sex, age and disability in your monitoring (using recognised data collection and disaggregation methods, such as the Washington Group Questions or other)? This will enable you to know that all groups have access to the emergency response services.
  • Do you monitor if, and to what satisfaction, persons with disabilities access your services and programmes?
  • Do you include representatives of women, men and children with different types of disabilities in your focus group discussions and satisfaction surveys?
  • Monitor whether persons with disabilities have equal access to assistance (cash transfers, food, education, NFI, medical care etc.) within the household and address the barriers that potentially will be found.
  • Monitor attitudes towards persons with disabilities among your staff, and also partners that provide assistance. Don’t forget external service providers attitudes, such as cash transfer providers, security staff, health services staff, guards, etc.
  • Ensure that your monitoring tools and processes are inclusive and accessible for persons with disabilities (i.e. are your satisfaction surveys done in written format and can be presented orally for people to respond, or make sure deaf persons can participate in focus group discussions and meetings).
  • Monitor the number of schools, health facilities or other services with adapted infrastructure and materials for women, men and children with disabilities, older people and other marginalised groups.