Developing appropriate indicators and benchmarks is an integral part of national efforts to monitor the implementation of the rights enshrined in the CRPD and to measure progress towards the realisation of the CRPD commitments.
Indicators are not simply a set of benchmarks. They are instrumental in translating globally agreed standards into specific legal, policy-making and practical steps towards realising fundamental rights, so long as they are properly designed and used. In essence, indicators break down legal standards into measurable elements and clearly defined questions or lines of enquiry, into which quantifiable data and information are fed.
Indicators also support evidence-based policymaking grounded in human rights. They do so by enabling the identification of gaps and tracking of progress over time.
Indicator frameworks provide a solid evidence basis for the following groups to establish the extent of unequal outcomes and identify where policy intervention is required:
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