Making It Work

Making_It_Work_color.jpgLearning from good practices for effective inclusion of people with disabilities in development

Making it Work is a methodology for documenting and promoting good practices in line with the principles of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It aims to contribute to making this Convention a reality, so that it can improve the lives of people with disabilities.

The methodology is based on identifying effective or innovative actions that have achieved positive changes and analyzing how they could be sustained or replicated.

At the heart of this process, people with disabilities validate what works and use the evidence-based good practices to strengthen their advocacy to influence social change.

A multi-stakeholder approach helps to build alliances and collaboration around disability inclusion issues. Making it Work puts an emphasis on “learning by doing,” empowering groups to work collectively to document and promote change.  

Rather than focusing on human rights violations and what is not working, Making it Work shifts attention to what has worked and how it could be replicated or scaled up, putting forth constructive, practical recommendations to decision-makers, service providers and other development stakeholders.

At a practical level, Making it Work offers a set of tools and guidelines that steer groups through a collaborative process to define the types of changes they want to document, to analyze these changes and to work collectively to use this evidence for more effective advocacy.  

Getting started

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Making it Work is managed by an international coordination team, based at Handicap International in Lyon.