This query first provides an introduction to disability inclusion and models of disability. It then summarises the available evidence on disability inclusion and open societies and human rights, before considering evidence on disability inclusion in key sectors.
An estimated one billion people, or 15% of the global population, have a disability. 80% of whom live in low- and middle-income countries. Despite this, people with disabilities have historically been overlooked in development policy and programming.
SDDirect has extensive experience providing guidance on disability inclusion across sectors. Through the Disability Inclusive Development Helpdesk, we support the generation of a rigorous evidence base on ‘what works’ to deliver results for people with disabilities, and support to ensure that data and evidence is used to increase action and investment.
We take a rights-based approach to disability inclusion and apply a gender and intersectionality lens in everything we do. Working with organisations of persons with disability is core to our approach.
SDDirect is a Disability Confident Employer. Our internal disability working group is working towards our Level 1 commitments to strengthen recruitment practices and support to staff. The working group reports to our Executive Management Group.
Our staff working on disability inclusion bring skills from a range of portfolios including Governance and Inclusive Societies, Gender-Based Violence, Safeguarding and Green Economies and Infrastructure. We work alongside a roster of over 60 senior disability inclusion experts with experience across different themes and geographies.
If you would like to hear more about our work on Disability Inclusion, please reach out to Emma Haegeman, Head of Governance and Inclusive Societies Portfolio, at EmmaHaegeman@sddirect.org.uk
Presentation on Disability inclusive programming.
This query is a Review of the Health Systems Strengthening and Leaving No One Behind strategies for the ASCEND Programme.
Q&A following training to the UK Prosperity Fund department
This report aims to complement a 2018 situational analysis undertaken by the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), by drawing on the practical ‘know-how’ and expertise of practitioners working on disability rights in Nigeria, to provide rich insights and help contextualise information available online. Interviewees included representatives from Nigerian DPOs, INGOs and advocates for disability rights in Nigeria.
People with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. They must be included meaningfully in the response and recovery.
This evidence digest considers the likely impacts and risks of COVID-19 for people with disabilities in humanitarian contexts, and mitigation measures.
This evidence review considers the risks and impacts of the current Afghanistan crisis for people with disabilities in Afghanistan; the risks and impacts of the current Afghanistan crisis for Afghan refugees with disabilities moving in the region; and the ways in which the humanitarian response can be disability-inclusive.
This factsheet summarises the context of disability inclusion and rights in the Solomon Islands/Pacific Islands; the progress that has been made in recent years and what gaps remain; and the evidence on disability inclusion in 3 key sectors in the Solomon Islands/Pacific Islands [e.g. education, employment/social protection, access to services].
This factsheet summarises the context of disability inclusion and rights in China; the progress that has been made in recent years and what gaps remain; the evidence on disability inclusion in 3 key sectors [education, employment/social protection, health]; and the linkages between disability inclusion and international trade with China.
Our work in this area
- The Nigeria LINKS Programme is a £67.5m, seven-year programme funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office. It seeks to support the development of a vibrant and diversified economy in the three key northern Nigerian states of Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, collectively acting as a…
- The Disability Inclusion Helpdesk is funded under the Disability Inclusive Development Inclusive Futures (DIDIF) programme, a six-year £29.25 million programme funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) (2019-2025) which aims to: Deliver tangible outcome to improve the…