The aim of this systematic review was to identify, appraise and synthesise available evidence to understand:
1. What experiences and practices have already taken place in African countries to support political participation of people with disabilities and;
2. What effect they have had on the political inclusion of people with disabilities at local and national levels across the continent.
Relevant electronic databases and websites of service providers and donor organisations working in this field were searched. Authors and organisations were contacted for relevant reports. A total of 54 documents were reviewed.
Limitations of the literature included in this review suggest that activities aiming at increased political participation of people with disabilities in Africa are poorly documented.