Kiribati Disability Inclusiveness Program: Independent evaluation and management response
Summary of publication
This document contains the May 2017 independent evaluation of the Kiribati Disability Inclusiveness Program, and the March 2018 DFAT management response to the evaluation report.
DFAT in Kiribati has provided funding and support for the Kiribati Disability Inclusive Development Program (KDIDP) since 2014. KDIDP supports disability inclusion across five outcome areas: Government policy and programs, strengthened national DPO, accessible infrastructure; education; and health, rehabilitation and assistive devices. The Program is due to finish in June 2017 and in February 2017 DFAT commissioned an independent review of the Program in order to:
- measure the effectiveness and efficiency of the Program, including the extent to which the Program Goal and the five Program Outcomes have been achieved, with particular assessment of the extent to which the 19 Intermediary Outcomes have been reached;
- provide preliminary recommendations regarding future investment on disability inclusion within Kiribati beyond the term of the Project;
- explore the impact of the program in realising the rights of people with disabilities with particular attention to accessibility of infrastructure, access to quality education, and access to health (re)habilitation and assistive devices;
- explore the sustainability of Program activities and approaches to inform future engagement by Australia in support of Disability Inclusive Development (DID) in Kiribati beyond the end of the Program;
- explore how DPOs were consulted and included at each stage of the Program; how the diversity of experience of disability was reflected in the Program; how issues of gender equality and women's empowerment have been included in the Program; how negative unintended consequences were mitigated.
The review was carried out over the period February to May 2017.
This report describes the work undertaken in each outcome area and summarises the findings and conclusions about progress towards achieving the five outcomes, focusing on the achievements related to the intermediate outcomes. It also provides preliminary recommendations for continuing investment on disability inclusive development within Kiribati after June 2017.