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Disability inclusion and the sustainable development goals : practices and challenges

AL-GHAIB, Ola Abu
WILM, Susanne
October 2017

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This research was commissioned on the occasion of the 2017 High-level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York to investigate how far the global commitment to disability has translated into implementation, monitoring and reporting processes at national and sub-national level. Four case studies were commissioned, exploring the extent of disability inclusion in alignment with the SDGs in Bangladesh, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Zambia. DPOs played a pivotal role in the research, with more than 40 DPOs consulted through key informant interviews and focus group discussions. In Zambia, the research was implemented by a local DPO – the Zambia Federation of Disability Organisations (ZAFOD). A literature review identified internet-based policy, legal and strategic documents related to disability and the 2030 Agenda, as well as documentation and reports on different SDG nationalisation initiatives.

 

A report summary is available.

 

Did What? Research project in brief : A-PODD in Sierra Leone

CHATAIKA, Tsitsi
et al
October 2011

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"This Did What? summarises the activities of the African Policy on Disability and Development (A-PODD) project in Sierra Leone. It outlines the statement of the problem, research context, the A-PODD project itself, the methods used, and the impact of our work. The policy brief also provides recommendations to support the promotion of disability inclusion in the national development agenda. We conclude with a list of research and ‘workshop’ participants, the names of the larger A-PODD research team, and acknowledgements"

African policy on disability and development

CENTRE FOR REHABILITATION STUDIES

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This website provides an insight into a three-year project to investigate the need for disability to be included on the agenda of national and international development initiatives. It offers some resources and links related to policy, disability and development, hosts a forum and highlights updated news and events. Details are provided for four country-specific case studies: Malawi, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia. African policy on disability and development is a joint project between the Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin, The Secretariat of the African Decade for Persons with Disabilities, and the Centre for Rehabilitation Studies at Stellenbosch University. This website is a useful resource for people who are interested in disability and development policy issues in Africa

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