The MIW methodology

Presentation of the MIW methodology

This section will walk you through the different steps of using the Making it Work methodology. The tools presented here  have been icontinuously adapted and improved, using feedback from partners around the world. All of the tools are self-explanatory and can be used independently.

To get an overview of the methodology, you can start by reading the Methodology brief. It will help you understand the general functioning of the Making It Work methodology through its key components.


Methodology guidelines

This exhaustive document introduces the Making it Work methodology and details how it can be used by various organizations to develop their projects, After reading the Guidelines, you will have an understanding of:

  • How documenting evidence of good practice can achieve real impact on disability rights issues;
  • The added value of many different organizations using a common methodology;
  • How MIW can be tailored to meet the specific goals and strategies of your organization or project.

This Guideline primarily targets civil society organizations that promote the full inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in society. In particular, this refers to Disabled People’s Organizations and disability-focused NGOs working in developing countries, but it can naturally be used by other organizations working in development cooperation.

However, the concept of documenting good practice and capitalizing on what is already working well can be effectively applied to almost any context.

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The MIW process

Diagram representing the MIW process

This diagram shows a 3-steps circular process. Step1: Building multi-stakeholder engagement and agreeing on common criteria for good practice; Step 2: Collection, analysis and documentation of good practices; Step 3: Actions for change, including advocacy based on good practice evidence. Then back to step 1. Persons with disabilities are at the center of the process, co- or leading.