The Midwifery Education Accreditation Programme (MEAP) is based on international best practices in the field of midwifery education and accreditation and seeks to evaluate midwifery educational programmes against the ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education (2013).
There are three main stages in the MEAP:
- Internal self-evaluation by the institution or midwifery educational programme during the Application Phase;
- External evaluation of the submitted Self-Evaluation Report and documentary evidence by a group of ICM accreditation experts;
- In-country site visit and assessment by the ICM accreditation experts to verify and triangulate the written documentation with the practices and processes of the midwifery educational programme and institution during the Assessment Phase.