Honouring the commitments collectively agreed through dialogue

Given its strong orientation to results, the INSPIRED dialogue processes cannot just end with the joint approval of a Roadmap for Reform, which is why they include right after it a monitoring phase to ensure that the signatories of that agreement are honouring their commitments. The monitoring as such does not consist exclusively of keeping track on the government’s action, but also on that of the other stakeholders which have engaged in conducting specific activities within the resulting action plan. However, the leading role that ministries play in the implementation of public policy means that most of these tasks are usually subordinated to the government’s action, which therefore becomes the backbone of any proper follow-up measures.

Considering the importance of this endorsement, it is important to avoid putting all the eggs in one basket and to make use of the multi stakeholder nature of the process to engage other public institutions in the monitoring of the commitments.

In Mongolia, for instance, the Head of the Standing Committee on Social Policies, Education, Culture and Science in Parliament committed to taking the INSPIRED Roadmap for Reform into account when reviewing the government’s proposal for the new chapter of the Employment Promotion Law focusing on PWDs while, at the same time, the General Director of the General Authority for the Development of Persons with Disabilities, an implementing agency of the government, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tegsh Niigem (on behalf of the DPOs that took part in INSPIRED) to ensure the implementation of the Roadmap for Reform.

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