Mid-Term Evaluation Report on the Organizational Development Project Disabled Persons' Association of Bhutan
With a vision to support all disabled persons in Bhutan to attain their highest level of education, physical and psychological well being, and enable them to participate meaningfully in the socio-economic development of the country, Disabled Persons Association of Bhutan” (DPAB) was founded by a group of disabled people and registered as a Civil Society Organization in Bhutan on the 26th November, 2010. Four years after the organizational inception, DPAB was granted support for a 5-year Organizational Development Project (2014-2018) by Digni. This project is now in its third year and has undertaken a mid-term evaluation to review status and performance of the implemented program. DPAB operates under a Board of Trustees, an Executive Committee, an Advisory Board and an Administration led by the Executive Director to oversee the day-to-day functions. With its limited resources of only 4 full time employees, DPAB has put up number of events to raise awareness on the needs of the disabled, supported disabled to pursue school education. DPAB has also participated in international forums, workshop, meetings and annual observation of international days. In this project period DPAB has initiated collaboration with government stakeholders and other relevant Civil Society Organizations like “Draktsho” and “Ability Bhutan Society’’, and conducted a national registration survey of People Living with Disabilities (PWD’s) in Bhutan.