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Disability and development : a contribution to promoting the interests of persons with disabilities in German development cooperation

FISCHER, Anja
FRANKE, Katja
ROMPEL, Matthias
Eds
November 2006

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This policy paper was produced by the organization GTZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Written in accessible, plain language, the paper aims to demonstrate the importance of mainstreaming the interests of people with disabilities into national poverty reduction strategies and development frameworks. The paper highlights the important role of international organisations and bilateral donors. It also makes clear the German Development Cooperation's (DC) policy to promote a rights-based approach to inclusive development and the social model of disability. The paper concludes with examples of German DC project activities and a review of the situation for disabled people in Germany. This paper would be useful for anyone with an interest in mainstreaming disability in development cooperation, in particular, disability policy-makers, NGOs, and disabled people working in advocacy and development

Children and adults with disabilities

Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation (SIDA)
Ed
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

Situation of disabled people in the enlarged European Union : the European Action Plan 2006-2007

Commission of the European Communities
November 2005

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This action plan follows the European Union Disability Strategy of 2005. It relates specifically to mainstreaming disability in policy formulation and is intended to ensure a coherent follow-up to the European Year of Disabled People. The paper recognises that disability policy is most effectively dealt with at national level but aims to provide a dynamic framework to develop a broader EU Disability Strategy. It includes important information and data on the employment situation of people with disabilities, as well as laying down guidelines for developing accessible goods, services and inclusive policies. This paper would be useful to anyone with an interest in mainstreaming disability in development cooperation, in particular policy-makers, NGOs and disabled people's organisations

Label us able : proactive evaluation of Finnish development co-operation in disability issues

NATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE FOR WELFARE AND HEALTH (STAKES)
2003

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The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs evaluates with this report its development policies for disabled people. This report looks at the last ten years of Finnish development co-operation and how a maximum impact on human rights and social development can be achieved.
The four parts of the report investigate the main Finnish policies, the major findings and how disability can be mainstreamed into development issues.
This evaluation report is valuable for international NGOs, disabled people's organisations and policy advisors who are looking for ways to mainstream disability

Guidelines for Italian cooperation on themes concerning handicaps

ITALIAN MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
2003

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With these guidelines, the Italian Cooperation intends to provide a reference framework for the development cooperation initiatives on the subject of disabled people in the Countries that receive official development assistance (ODA) from Italy. They outline a trend model that indicates the approaches, methodologies and purposes the Italian Cooperation identifies with.
The guidelines are structured along three different lines that correspond to priority areas of action: educational integration, employment integration, and prevention and rehabilitation

Development cooperation and disability : policy paper

EUROPEAN DISABILITY FORUM (EDF)
2002

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The emphasis of the paper is to mainstream disability into international development policies and programmes, in order to address poverty alleviation. It is useful for all government policy-makers, especially those in international development donor agencies, and advocates

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

NORWEGIAN AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (NORAD)
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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