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Good Practices from the project : towards sustainable income generating activities for mine victim and other persons with disabilities in Cambodia

MUNOZ, Wanda
LAST, Ulrike

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This report shares practices and tools that support the equal access and inclusion of persons with disabilities to livelihood services by exercising their social and economic rights and potential. Based upon experiences of a project in Cambodia, the document is divided into the following three sections: the project context; the methodology, tools and practices of the individual support provided to persons with disabilities and mine victims; and cross-cutting issues, such awareness raising, gender approach and partnerships. This report would be useful for disabled people organizations (DPO), government offices and representatives, local, national and international organizations and cooperation agencies

Social assistance and disability : initial learning

April 2007

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This the summary of findings from a study to examine information on disability and mainstreaming of social assistance in developing countries. It addresses a range of key issues, including: the eligibility to and accessibility of social assistance; the socio-economic costs of disability; and the involvement of disabled people in shaping legislation

Good practices for the economic inclusion of people with disabilities in developing countries : funding mechanisms for self-employment

Handicap International
August 2006

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This report aims to highlight good practices, strategies, tools and operational methods that guarantee the sustainability of projects that support access to funding mechanisms and the self-employment of people with disabilities. More specifically, the study focuses on the use of microcredit enterprises and grants for the start-up and expansion of microenterprises. Developed in partnership with a diverse range of organisations of/for people with disabilities and microfinance providers, the report highlights the significant exclusion of people with diabilities from mainstream microfinance institutions and subsequently presents two solutions: firstly to develop schemes that promote the inclusion of people with disabilites; secondly to develop financial services by organisations of/for people with disabilities themselves. This report would be of relevance to anybody working in the fields of international development, disability or microfinance

Children and adults with disabilities

Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation (SIDA)
December 2005

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This position paper concerns the processes for mainstreaming disability in development cooperation. Specifically, it is concerned with the ways in which SIDA can ensure that disabled people are active participants in development work and decision-making processes. The paper includes strategic areas for including persons with disabilities in SIDA's policies and programmes (on education, HIV and AIDS, poverty reduction, etc) along with a range of useful resources on global disability rights and websites on disability issues. This paper would be useful to anyone with an interest in mainstreaming disability in development cooperation, and in particular, to policy-makers, NGOs, and disabled people's organisations

Fourth report on the implementation of USAID disability policy


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This document outlines the organisational priorities of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The organisation aims to achieve the following: increase the focus on technical assistance to missions, offices, and disabled people’s organisations; establish mechanisms for identifying, documenting, and sharing best practices; increase the recruitment and level of people with disabilities working within USAID; and increase the level of activity and effectiveness of the agency disability team

Has disability been mainstreamed into development cooperation?

RIIS-HANSEN, Trine Cecilie

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This document assesses how successfully USAIDS, World Bank, NORAD and DFID policies on disability mainstreaming have been implemented. It identifies five main reasons for the lack of progress in disability equality: lack of broad institutional support for mainstreaming; failure to communicate policy; failure to break down traditional attitudes to disability; need for practical guidance; inadequate resources. It calls for the adoption of a more radical approach, based on the recognition of disability as a human rights issue, and mainstreaming as a means to self-empowerment and self-determination

Guidance note on disability and development for EU delegations and services

March 2003

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This staff briefing note draws on policy documents from leading European disability organisations to give guidance to EU missions around the world. It uses a social model of disability and focuses on poverty reduction. It advocates a twin-track approach, consisting of both specific projects for disabled people and mainstreaming into all relevant development programmes

Baseline assessment : inclusion and disability in World Bank activities

D'AUBIN, April

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This report provides the World Bank with an assessment of its current efforts to integrate people with disabilities. At the same time, it offers information and recommendations from World Bank headquarters, in the field, and from other related institutions, on how best to move forward to improve the amount and quality of Bank development assistance that includes people with disabilities.
The report advises the World Bank on ways to include disabled people in different activities such as economic support, knowledge sharing, consultation, decision making, accessibility and inclusion. The report will be of interest for organisations which cooperate with the World Bank and for organisations which aim to learn more about international development

The inclusion of disability in Norwegian development co-operation : planning and monitoring for the inclusion of disability issues in mainstream development activities

January 2002

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This paper aims to follow up policy obligations by providing basic information for donors, including some references on selected disability issues, and guidelines on planning for and monitoring the inclusion of disability issues in future development work. The intention is to supplement existing materials by highlighting key issues, and illustrating how these can be managed within mainstream programme development


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