Research Gap Analysis Report


The research team undertook to assess the gaps in research with respect to disability and development. They also reviewed current work being carried out in relation to these gaps and recommended the most fruitful areas for DFID's future research agenda on disability and develop ideas on how the research process should be structured. The work was done jointly by disabled researchers in the North and in the South. The latter worked with a wide variety of stakeholders, including DPOs, in South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

They recommended eight areas where research is needed:
1. Researching emancipatory research
2. Poverty and disability
3. Disability and new aid instruments
5. Education
6. Disasters and post-conflict situations
7. Development aid and DPOs/how to strengthen DPOs
8. Legislation and policy

A 4-page executive summary is available as well as the full report.


Research Gap Analysis Report, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, 68 pp.

Published 1 January 2005