IDP leads a thematic evaluation of UNICEF’s inclusion of children with disabilities in North Macedonia

IDP is excited to work with UNICEF in North Macedonia to conduct a cross-cutting thematic evaluation of UNICEF’s interventions to address the inclusion of children with disabilities. The evaluation will focus on UNICEF’s country program from 2016 to 2020 across four programs—child protection, education, social protection and health and nutrition—as well as a comprehensive communication strategy aimed at inclusion of children with disabilities.

The goal of this 11-month (from November 2021 to September 2022) evaluation activity is gathering information to understand strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, innovations and good practices in order to improve and sharpen further initiatives to ensure equity-based inclusive service provision for children with disabilities. The evaluation will derive lessons learned from the experience and existing evidence and ultimately inform UNICEF’s future programming that targets children with disabilities and their families at all levels.

IDP has created a transdisciplinary team of international and local human rights experts with skills in law and policy, health, education, and social protection to conduct the evaluation. Activities will include a thorough portfolio review of UNICEF’s program documentation along with field-level data collection in country.