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Inclusion Made Easy

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Inclusion Made Easy is designed for program staff in international development organisations. It is a brief, practical guide on how to ensure programs are disability-inclusive. It offers basic inclusion principles, practical tips and case study examples. Part A focuses on disability-inclusive development principles and Part B on disability inclusion across a range of development sectors.


‘Inclusion Made Easy’ is a quick programmers guide to disability inclusion in international development activities.

For too long, inclusion of people with disabilities has not been a core concern of international development efforts.  Redressing this omission through more inclusive development practice will help to better achieve equity for people with disabilities.

This will not happen quickly, but it is an important step on the long journey towards a truly inclusive society.  This guide offers a framework for disability inclusion in development activities to support development organisations in their journey towards inclusion.

People with disabilities along with many within the sector are bringing about the change necessary for inclusive programmes. This guide seeks to build on this demonstrated and current practice and enable strategic processes of change to take place within programmes as well as development organisations at every level in order to improve the lives of people with disabilities everywhere.

Who is this guide for?

This guide has been prepared for programme managers and programme officers of international development organisations, whether governmental, multilateral or non-governmental agencies.

It is focused specifically at the programming level, as operational staff seek to mainstream disability into development programmes, whether at international, regional or country level. It aims to give practical guidance on how to ensure people with disabilities are included in international development programs.

Statistical information, inclusion strategies and prompt questions are included within a human rights framework for development practitioners to draw from as an up to date approach to disability inclusion.

What this guide is

‘Inclusion Made Easy’ offers a useful starting point to assist development practitioners recognise and understand the relevant disability related issues in any given programme context. It is meant to assist in identifying and understanding:
  • where a programme is succeeding in providing equal opportunities for people with disabilities
  • where the current challenges or shortfalls are
  • where further improvements can be made to increase participation and access by people with disabilities to a development program
  • how these improvements and change measures can be implemented in practice

Feedback and enquiries

Inclusion Made Easy is a living resource. It can be added to through responses from the international development community. This guide will also keep up to date with changes in disability-inclusive development practice with updates from time to time.

Please send all comments, feedback and requests for additional content to .

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