The pre-project analysis is a precursor to designing a project. During the pre-project analysis phase, the stakeholders are identified, and the needs and problems of the target group in the given context are determined.
Adopting a participatory approach in baseline or feasibility studies is essential for community mapping, mobilisation, and ownership of stakeholders. A pre-project analysis brings diverse information for the project planning phase.
Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) or local groups representing the diversity of persons with disabilities, including users or participants in the (anticipated) project activities are a great asset and contribute to ensuring that an inclusion perspective is incorporated into the project from the very beginning.
During this stage, local organisations, or informal structures of persons with disabilities may be identified to engage in all project phases. Specifically, in the pre-project analysis phase, they can contribute by bringing better information and data on the prevalence of disability and help identify needs and requirements of persons with disabilities as well as challenges they face in the project area.
The table below highlights some aspects that persons with disabilities can bring to the pre-project analysis.
|Information that pre-analysis provides||What OPDs can bring|
|Identification and understanding of the situation or problem.|
|Formulation of the project goals overview|
|Convincing arguments for justifying the initiation of a specific project|
|A basis for inclusive budgeting to meet project goals|
|Creating joint ownership and understanding with potential partners or target groups.|