The Pacific Indicators for Disability-Inclusive Education
The Pacific Indicators for Disability-Inclusive Education (Pacific-INDIE) is a tool and set of guidelines and indicators for key stakeholders (including Ministry staff, school principals, teachers and Disabled Persons Organisations) in Pacific countries to measure progress towards implementing disability-inclusive education. The Pacific-INDIE was developed collaboratively with the CBM-Nossal Institute Partnership for Disability Inclusive Development, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) and Monash University and trialled in Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
This three-year research project was funded by the Australian Government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australian Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS). The tool enables decision-makers to undertake appropriate data collection that can inform policy development work and enable them to monitor progress towards disability-inclusive education goals. In addition, data collected by the Pacific-INDIE can feed back into reporting required by international Conventions such as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). See http://monash.edu/education/research/projects/pacific-indie/outcomes.html