The Leave No One Behind project grew out of UN Global Pulse Jakarta’s work on UN Country Team’s Data Strategy. It aims to collect and make more effective data that affects Indonesia’s policies on disability. It fosters a more collaborative approach among UN agencies working in Indonesia, and also empowers people with disabilities by giving them data tailored to their needs. Moreover, by fostering stronger inter-agency collaboration within the UN, the project also extends its impact to various UN agencies involved in disability policy and programmes.

Our impact

This project holds the potential to better the lives of the more than 23 million Indonesians living with a disability by improving the quality and use of data related to disability. This in turn should improve projects run by government agencies, non-profit organizations, and advocacy groups dedicated to disability rights. 

As a methodology, it introduces novel approaches for stakeholders to understand and address the needs of people with disabilities. Operationally, the project supports training, the inclusion of people with disabilities and fosters stronger partnerships with disability networks. Much more broadly, it helps establish a comprehensive disability data ecosystem in Indonesia, aiding policy decisions and advocacy efforts related to Sustainable Development Goals.

Our lessons

  • Data plays a vital role in disability advocacy and policy planning.
  • Closing data gaps and creating disability-specific platforms can significantly improve policies and quality of life for persons with disabilities, a step towards fulfilment of Sustainable Development Goals.