Budget monitoring is important for accountability

As many as 184 countries have ratified CRPD and many countries are taking measures to align their policies, laws and programs with CRPD.

Budget is a critical instrument through which Governments fulfil and promote their commitments and responsibilities.

Monitoring budgets therefore is one of the critical social accountability process. It helps to understand whether and what policies and programs gets translated into reality.

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Monitoring capacity is low among OPDs

However, only a very small group of persons with disabilities are currently able to engage with the budget monitoring processes due to

  • The technicalities involved in the process
  • Lack of transparency and accessibility of the budget documents
  • Lack of scope for participation in the various budget processes including implementation and monitoring
  • Limitation of resources among OPDs

All this limits the opportunities for persons with disabilities and their representative organisations to engage effectively with Government for appropriate and effective policies and programs that ensures equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Purpose of the data visualization webpage

Bridging the gap between persons with disabilities and the Government budget accountability processes for CRPD compliant policies by presenting baseline budget data.

The data and visualisation can be used by OPDs to strengthen their arguments for effective and increased investments in policies and programs that ensures their full and effective participation leading to the realisation of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The data visualization page helps us

  • Existing allocations, specifically for persons with disabilities. This allows for comparison across countries.
  • Allocations across sectors such as education, employment and skill development and social protection.
  • Allocations by different agencies (Government ministries and departments).
  • Trends in allocation.