CRPD Indicators

Human Rights indicators for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in support of a disability inclusive 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Bridging the Gap I is designed to provide tools and guidance, which will serve to strengthen implementation, monitoring and reporting on the rights of persons with disabilities with a view to linking and ensuring mutual reinforcement of the CRPD and the SDGs (for further information on the project and all tools please click here). As the tools are developed and advanced they will continue to be periodically released for testing and feedback.

One of the tools being developed within Bridging the Gap I are human rights based indicators of the CRPD. The human rights indicators are being proposed as quantitative and qualitative measures of progress in the implementation of the CRPD and have been developed in line with OHCHR’s methodology on human rights indicators. For in depth information on the methodology, please consult the Human Rights Indicators: A Guide to Measurement and Implementation.

The drafts of human rights indicators posted here have been developed through consultation with a range of stakeholders including human rights experts, such as the CRPD Committee, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with disabilities, UN agencies, organisations of persons with disabilities and civil society, academics, NHRIs, statistics offices, and others. The consultations also included a range of actors from a sample of five countries, i.e. Moldova, Nepal, Paraguay, Jordan and Ethiopia.

Draft indicators are available on the following CRPD provisions:

Furthermore, in order to guide your understanding, a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been developed to explain the scope and use of the indicators.