The Disability Mapping Report aimed to provide a snapshot of DFID's
activites in relation to disability issues. The report identified the
following key issues:
- There is a solid bedrock of disability specific activities being
carried out, largely via NGOs and civil society organisations (CSOs)
- DFID's work on disability is largely hidden and often DFID staff and
country offices are unaware of disability focused activities being
carried out by NGOs and CSOs
- DFID staff, whilst broadly recognising the links between poverty and
disability, do not necessarily see disability as an essential part of
their work on poverty reduction and the achievement of the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs)
- DFID staff need more information on disability, in particular
practical tools and examples of best practice to enable them to
implement the twin track approach outlined in DFID's 2000 Issues
Paper 'Disability, Poverty & Development'
The initial DFID mapping was supplemented by three pieces of action research on disability mainstreaming in three countries where DFID works: India, Rwanda and Cambodia.
DFID Policy Project: DFID and disability. A Mapping of the Department for International Development and Disability Issues, Disability Knowledge and Research Programme, 82 pp.
DFID Policy Project: DFID and disability. A Mapping of the Department for International Development and Disability Issues