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DFID’s approach to disability in development


Independent Commission for Aid Impact

The UK government played a significant role in getting disability included as a central concern of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, but since then has been slower in systematically including the concerns and challenges facing people living with disability in its own programming.

This review assesses DFID’s work on disability since the publication of the International Development Committee’s report Disability and development in 2014, which urged DFID to become more ambitious in its approach to disability inclusion in its aid programming.

The review found that DFID has made a useful start to developing an approach to disability and development and is scaling up activities ahead of the global disability summit, but a step change is needed to mainstream disability across the department.

Areas of expertise: 

  • Aid effectiveness
  • Performance management and accountability

Press coverage: Devex

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