San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We are very pleased to invite you to attend the next in our new season of global disability research seminars, jointly organised by the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre and the Institute for Global Health, and funded by UCL Futures.
How to evaluate Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) programmes
42 experts reach consensus.
Wednesday 10th September 2014
Institute of Child Health, UCL
Marie Grandisson, doctoral candidate at the University of Ottawa, visiting scholar at the Institute for Global Health, UCL
Timings and location:
When: Wednesday 10th September 2014, 4-6pm
Where: Institute for Child Health, UCL, 30 Guilford St. WCIN 1EH, June Lloyd Room (PUW 4)
Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) programmes are implemented in more than 90 countries in an attempt to equalize the opportunities for people with disabilities and their families to participate in their communities. Yet, the evidence for its effectiveness remains limited. Programme evaluations have the potential to contribute to building the evidence base for CBR and can offer valuable insights to improve programmes. Yet, there is very little guidance on how these should be conducted while being congruent with the importance of participation and empowerment of people with disabilities in CBR.
The purpose of this seminar is to share the findings from a doctoral thesis on what should be considered good ways to evaluate CBR programmes, in relation to process, methods and frameworks. Lessons learned during a programme evaluation in South Africa will be briefly presented. Then, the results of a Delphi study on this topic will be explored in more depth. Forty-two individuals from all around the world and playing a wide variety of roles in CBR participated in this consultation. The 14 recommendations for CBR evaluations on which they reached consensus will be presented.
When & Where
UCL Global Disability Research Group
The UCL Global Disability Research Group focuses on disability research in the areas of global health and international development. It is comprised of faculty members and students from the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre and the Institute for Global Health, which is based in the Institute of Child Health.
The research group is a partner of UCL's current Grand Challenge of Global Health initiative, and has strong interdisciplinary links with departments throughout UCL, as well as strong ties to researchers working on disability issues worldwide.