This report is focused on the Action on Disability and Development (ADD) project learning, and forms part of the Innovation Round Three Lesson Learning reports. A similar process has been followed during the preparation of each report in IF Round 3. Chapter One was drafted to summarise the narrative of the lessons learned from design and inception through to completion. ADD was asked to submit relevant documents to inform this chapter and the chapter was reviewed and endorsed by the NGO project staff prior to finalisation. Chapter Two reports the output of an Impact Survey conducted according to a standard methodology for all Innovation Fund projects. This survey was undertaken by trained enumerators adopting a similar methodology to that used for the Scale Fund CMS3 instrument. The baseline census (CMS1) is used for before and after intervention comparisons. The Conclusion is a comparison between final project achievements and the original logical framework.
The purpose of this project is to sustainably graduate 700 physically challenged people (CP) - a term used by ADD to specify the type of disability of People with Disability (PwD) - living in the settlement areas of Kafrul, Pallabi, Tejgaon, Shah Ali, Jatrabari and Badda under Dhaka City Corporation out of extreme poverty. CP are often marginalized due to their inability to join the workforce, despite having the capability to learn and participate in certain professions within the labour market. They are often excluded from the mainstream society, are denied their citizenship rights, and face extreme economic hardships. The ADD project innovation planned to address the problem of extreme poverty and social exclusion of these highly marginalised groups.