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Disability Dimension in Development Action


Disability Dimension in Development Action

Manual on Inclusive Planning.
Edited by Ronald Wiman. Originally Published by STAKES for and on behalf of the United Nations, 1997 and 2000. Revised on-line version 2003.

This Manual presents step-by-step advice on how to improve the quality of development policies, programmes and projects by exercising sensitivity to the disability dimension at various phases of the mainstream development programme or project planning cycle. It includes guidance on how to design an inclusive policy framework that will gear development planning towards a “society for all” , where people with disabilities also can exercise their human rights and responsibilities, and have equal opportunity to achieve well-being as full citizens. Further, it presents procedural guidance on how to establish a
participatory planning process that would result in development for.
The Manual also contains examples of disability-sensitive project documentation, checklists and an overall appraisal tool: the Rapid Handicap Analysis (RHA), which assessess whether a development activity is  “handicapping”, that is, discriminating against people with disabilities.