Whaikaha publishes MEAL Strategic Framework

Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People has published the Monitoring, Evaluation, Analysis and Learning (MEAL) Strategic Framework. This sets out the steps required to create a MEAL approach based on the Enabling Good Lives (EGL) principles. 

The key principles of MEAL ensure mana enhancing, self-determination and voice are at the heart of all changes and can be embedded in current and future systems. The MEAL Strategic Framework was co-developed by disabled people, tāngata whaikaha Māori, whānau and the Crown as part of a partnership approach.

This Strategy is grounded in a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This includes developing and honouring meaningful partnerships with tāngata whaikaha Māori and whānau at all levels as the transformed system unfolds.

It also includes making sure that our monitoring, evaluation, analysis and learning systems do what they can to fix the inequalities that tāngata whaikaha Māori and whānau face in health and wellbeing, because of our disability support system.

The MEAL Strategic Framework will guide Whaikaha in its journey to transform the disability system in line with the Enabling Good Lives approach. This is also an important resource to guide other Government agencies and community organisations in the MEAL approach.

Whaikaha would like to acknowledge all those who have contributed to its development.

Published alongside the MEAL Strategic Framework is a summary document that is also available in accessible formats. Find all documents on the Whaikaha MEAL Strategic Framework webpage