Including Disability into Development Cooperation. Analysis of Initiatives by National and International Donors



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Mattioli, Natalia (2008) Including Disability into Development Cooperation. Analysis of Initiatives by National and International Donors. [ Policy Papers; nº 03, 2008, ]

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Around 80% of the 650 millions persons with disabilities live in developing countries. It is acknowledged that poverty and disability are related through a vicious cycle. This paper considers the role of the disability dimension (needs and rights) within the framework of development cooperation and focuses on the importance of including disability in development strategies in order to achieve development goals. Lamentably only few donor countries consider disability at the moment of defining and programming their development cooperation strategies. In this research have been reviewed several disability-related initiatives undertaken by national cooperation agencies (USAID, DfID, NORAD, MFA, SIDA, DANIDA, GDDC and GTZ) and international organizations (WB, UN, IADB, ADB, UE). The aim was to identify best practices and to highlight main obstacles that have prevented cooperation agencies from implementing successfully inclusive development policies.

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Alrededor de un 80% de los 650 millones de personas con discapacidad viven en países en vía de desarrollo. Es evidente que pobreza y discapacidad forman un círculo vicioso. Este documento analiza el papel de los derechos y las necesidades de las personas con discapacidad en el contexto de la cooperación al desarrollo y defiende que, si se quieren obtener los objetivos de desarrollo, es fundamental incluir la discapacidad en estrategias de desarrollo. Lamentablemente son pocos los países donantes que consideran la discapacidad al definir y programar sus estrategias de desarrollo. En esta investigación se revisan varias iniciativas en el ámbito de la discapacidad implementadas por agencias nacionales de cooperación (USAID, DfID, NORAD, MFA, SIDA, DANIDA, GDDC y GTZ) y organizaciones internacionales (WB, UN, IADB, ADB, UE). El objetivo es identificar buenas prácticas y destacar los principales obstáculos que han impedido que las agencias de cooperación apliquen con éxito políticas de desarrollo inclusivas.

Item Type:Working Paper or Technical Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Discapacidad; Derechos de las personas con discapacidad; Discapacidad y pobreza; Cooperación al desarrollo
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):Disability; Disability rights; Disability and poverty; Development cooperation
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > Economic cooperation
Series Name:Policy Papers
ID Code:11865
Deposited On:16 Dec 2010 10:30
Last Modified:13 Jul 2016 12:18

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