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Series on Disability-Inclusive Development

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This photo was taken in Port au Prince, Haiti nearly three years after the massive 2010 earthquake. This is a group of persons with disabilities and persons without disabilities from the local neigbourhood during a weekly meeting that allows people with disabilities of Croix des Missions to talk about the obstacles and the good practices to improve their lives.

About the Publication Series

The Disability-Inclusive Development (DID) book series is a joint project between CBM International and CBM Germany. CBM's goal with the series is to share the knowledge and experience it has gained in its more than 100 years of working in disability and development and in promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities in development work.

Inclusion Topics Covered

The series started with an introductory publication on disability-inclusive development, "The Future Is Inclusive – How to Make International Development Disability Inclusive." By signing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), many nations have committed to make sure that people with disabilities are included in all their international development programmes. But how can this be achieved? This publication introduces the key concepts for disability-inclusive development and highlights practical examples by CBM, to contribute to the dialogue on disability-inclusive development.

Inclusion Counts - The Economic Case for Disability-Inclusive Development

Based on evidence from a literature review of how barriers in society exclude persons with disabilities from key areas of life, such as health, education, and work and livelihood, this book asks readers to consider the following questions: can governments afford to continue excluding women, men, girls, and boys with disabilities from key areas of life? How can investment in inclusion benefit persons with disabilities, their families, and societies overall and how can international cooperation support this inclusion? Click here to access the book.

My Right is Our Future - The Transformative Power of Disability-Inclusive Education

Inclusive education as an approach is still not widely understood. This publication explores the challenges and provides practical suggestions on how to support disability-inclusive education systems that can better meet both the general and specific learning needs of all children with disabilities. Framed around a number of case studies and accounts of experiences CBM has gathered in more than 100 years of supporting partners in education provision, this publication considers questions as diverse as how we can include persons with disabilities, their families, and their organisations to achieve inclusive education to how inclusive education ought to be financed. Access the book here.

Each publication is available in English and German.

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