Disability inclusion


Disability inclusion seeks to tackle the systemic discrimination, stigma and exclusion that people with disabilities face in many aspects of their lives. Integrating disability inclusion in all development programming is a critical part of the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) overarching call to ‘leave no one behind’. UK Aid Direct’s approach follows the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO’s), Disability Inclusion Strategy (opens in a new window).

Resources on this topic from UK Aid Direct and other key sources can be found below.

Our resources
A UK Aid Direct guide to disability inclusion PDF
A UK Aid Direct guide to disability inclusion

Learn the terms related to disability inclusion in our guidance and find out how to address it within project documents and implementation.

UK Aid Direct portfolio overview of disability inclusion PDF
UK Aid Direct portfolio overview of disability inclusion

This short review provides key strategies/approaches to disability inclusion being used in the UK Aid Direct portfolio and two case studies .

A UK aid guide to disability inclusion - webinar YouTube
A UK aid guide to disability inclusion - webinar

A panel of speakers discuss what it means to mainstream disability inclusion, disaggregated data, and the Washington group questions.

A UK aid guide to disability inclusion - the presentation PowerPoint
A UK aid guide to disability inclusion - the presentation

This PowerPoint presentation accompanies the UK aid webinar recorded on 20 November 2019.

User Guide - reporting on disability YouTube
User Guide - reporting on disability

A User Guide that addresses how groups can advance their reporting of disability. In collaboration with DFID and the Washington Group.

Case study from AbleChildAfrica on empowering children with disabilities YouTube
Case study from AbleChildAfrica on empowering children with disabilities

UK Aid Direct grant holders AbleChildAfrica share best practice for empowering young people with disabilities to drive change and claim their rights.

External resources
Disability Inclusion Helpdesk Link
Disability Inclusion Helpdesk

This website provides up-to-date research and advice and useful evidence digests and inclusion profiles for different categories of marginalised populations.

DFID’s disability inclusion strategy PDF
DFID’s disability inclusion strategy

'DFID’s approach to disability inclusion' is the first strategy it has published on disability inclusion. It outlines the scale of the challenge we face.

HEART resources - Inclusive Development Link
HEART resources - Inclusive Development

This website contains a wide range of high quality recent resources provided for the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and other development actors.

Paper on dignity and respect for all PDF
Paper on dignity and respect for all

This paper from 2018 Global Disability Summit explores the global context to the discrimination and stigma that people with disabilities experience in low and middle-income countries.

Paper on inclusion in education PDF
Paper on inclusion in education

This paper from 2018 Global Disability Summit explores the global context for inclusive education as it relates to children/young people with disabilities in low and middle-income countries.

Paper on harnessing technology and innovation PDF
Paper on harnessing technology and innovation

This paper from 2018 Global Disability Summit explores accessibility to assistive technology for people with disabilities in low and middle-income countries.