In effort to support public policy formulation to accelerate disability-inclusive development in Indonesia, The SMERU Research Institute—with the support from Knowledge Sector Initiative of DFAT—is conducting a preliminary (desk) study titled “Barriers to Disability-Inclusive Development in Indonesia”. It is expected to give an initial picture of the conditions and progress in relation to what has been done to shape a disability-inclusive development and to provide feedback to public policymakers and further research.
On 26 May 2017, SMERU held a focus group discussion aimed at exploring the perspectives of various stakeholders regarding recent conditions in relation to what has been done to shape a disability-inclusive development in Indonesia. It was attended by representatives from government institutions, academia, and nongovernmental organizations. There were three resource persons who explained about government policy, conditions of people with disability, and lessons learned from fostering disability-inclusive development. The results of this discussion are expected to provide early feedback to the study, especially on identifying barriers to shaping disability-inclusive development, and to priority strategy formulation.