What is the Documentation and Research in CBR project?
The Documentation and Research (D&R) Project in community based rehabilitation (CBR) programmes is a new in-region project currently being implemented in Malawi (since 2010), Uganda (since 2011) and Zambia (since 2012) project supported by NORAD and the Atlas Alliance through the Norwegian Association of Disabled (NAD). It aims to make documentation and research aspects an integral part of the day to day planning and implementation of CBR programs in NAD-supported program countries in Africa, namely, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia. This project will initially run for the period of 2010 to 2014 with possibility for extension to 2020. The primary objective of the project is promote effective documentation of CBR processes and outcomes and to facilitate sharing of knowledge, experiences and best practices among CBR programs. The project is also designed to address the need for evidence based justification for investment in CBR programs as an effective strategy for bringing about positive change in the lives of disabled people, their families and communities. One of the key expected outcomes of this initiative is that it would contribute to bringing about positive change in government development policy.
Through the project, NAD intends to support and contribute to an evidence based advocacy strategy, continuously assess the relevance of CBR as an approach and strategy in its different contexts, and establish a foundation of data that can be used for documenting the added value in using CBR as an approach and strategy in disability programming.
The project has two components. The documentation component aims to improve the ability of partners to document processes, progress and not least results of their CBR interventions within particular themes e.g. in key areas like health, education, social inclusion, livelihood and empowerment, ensure that this information is accessible for analysis, reporting, research, publication and other purposes, and enable comparisons across countries. Documentation activities will include:
The research component on the other hand, builds upon existing CBR and other relevant documentation, as well as activities and outcomes of the documentation component of this project. Activities will include:
How is the project being implemented?
Baseline studies of the Documentation and Research in CBR in Malawi, Zambia and Uganda.
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