The Global Network on Monitoring and Evaluation of Disability-Inclusive Development (MEDD) is an informal network organized by the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD)/Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD)/Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), which serves as the focal point, to facilitate the progress of disability-inclusive monitoring, evaluation, and development in adherence to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The network will also serve as resource to prepare the 2018 UN flagship report on disability and development.
MEDD is comprised on experts, researchers, practitioners from the UN system, academic and research institutions, member states, non-governmental organizations-especially disabled persons' organizations (DPOs), and development partners whose expertise includes developing and monitoring the implementation of international development goals, specifically in regards to policy analysis, data and statistics that are relevant for disability-inclusive development.
MEDD is supported by the Disability Inclusive Development (DID) Policy Collaboratory, an initiative of the Institute on Disability and Public Policy at American University and supported by The Nippon Foundation.
Source: UN-Development MEDD