Middle East

Disability at a glance 2012 : strengthening the evidence base in Asia and the Pacific

This report series aims to provide a regional overview of disability policies and practices, as well as relevant country data and information. This fourth edition highlights the complexity of interpreting disability data and stresses the urgent need to work towards a greater common understanding of disability, related data and data collection practices. The report consists of an introduction, two analytical chapters and subregional and country snapshots.

Incheon strategy to "make the right real" for the persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific

"This report presents information about 'The Incheon Strategy' which provides the Asian and Pacific region, and the world, with the first set of regionally agreed disability-inclusive development goals. Developed over more than two years of consultations with governments and civil society stakeholders, the Incheon Strategy comprises 10 goals, 27 targets and 62 indicators.

Design manual and guidelines for accessibility : for creation of barrier free environments to make buildings and facilities accessible to people with disabilities

This manual provides guidelines for making and creating accessible environments, featuring accessibility guidelines to public places and areas for persons with disabilities. These guidelines are to be applied during the design, construction and modification of buildings and facilities to the extent as required by the law or to exceed the minimum requirements for provision of facility.

Mainstreaming disability in the new development paradigm : evaluation of Norwegian support to promote the rights of persons with disabilities

"This report is the result of an external and independent evaluation of the Norwe¬gian Support to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the last 11 years.

Research summary : the key informant child disability project in Bangladesh and Pakistan

This summary report details key findings of the key informant child disability project in Bangladesh and Pakistan and outlines the study’s direct and indirect benefit for children living with impairments. The summary concludes with key recommendations and comparisons to cost effectiveness