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Concept Paper on Social Inclusion Information System

Concept Paper on Social Inclusion Information System

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This papers is a concept note to develop a social inclusion information system in Nepal.
This papers is a concept note to develop a social inclusion information system in Nepal.

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Published by: Susheel Chandra Lekhak on Jan 31, 2011
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Social Inclusion Information System in theContext of Nepalese Public HealthInformatics(concept paper)
For Workshop on Disaggregate (social inclusion andmarginalized group) Data SystemOrganised by:Department of Health ServicesTeku, Kathmandu, NepalPrepared byDhruba Raj GhimireSusheel Chandra LekhakMay 2009
Table of Contents
Introduction 1
What is social inclusion 4
Who and how socially excluded 6
Impact of social exclusion/inclusion 8
Relation between social inclusion and health 8
Need and Importance of social inclusion data 10
Difficulty in measuring social inclusion 11
Proposed indicators for social inclusion information system 12
Proposed social inclusion information system 13
References 16
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The concept of
social inclusion
in the field of development administrationis relatively new aspect. As O'Brien & O'Brien (1996) documented,international network of people working to reverse the exclusion ofpeople with physical, sensory and learning disabilities began to form inthe 1970s and 1980s. According to Stegeman & Costongs (2003), the firstuse of the term has been attributed to Lenoir, the French Secretary ofState for Social Action in Government in 1974.The root of social inclusion in Nepal can be traced in Sixth Plan (1980 –85), in this plan women's development was incorporated. Subsequently,identification of 16 deprived groups in 1994; incorporation of sections onindigenous groups and downtrodden community; formulation ofNational Committee for Development of Nationalities (NCDN) in 1997;formulation of Committee for Upliftment of Downtrodden, Oppressedand Dalit Classes (CUDODC) in 1997; upgrading of NCDN to NationalFoundation for Development of Indigenous Nationalities (NFDIN),establishment of National Women commission (NWC) and NationalDalit Commission (NDC) in 2002; Road map policies on economic andsocial transformation in 2003; Committee on ReservationRecommendation, and policy announcement on job reservation in 2004.Those institutional arrangements made shows that though governmenthas identified the need to empower and facilitate the different excludedgroups but the approach seem to be piece meal in nature instead ofadopting holistic approach. In the words of Dr. Gurung, in a paper on
Social Inclusion and Nation Building in Nepal,
all these measures exceptNFDIN had no legislative foundation and are inherently ad hoc andunstable.Socially inclusion agenda became main agenda of the government afterthe popular people's movement of 2006, especially to build a just and

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