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Making PRSP Inclusive Handbook


Making PRSP Inclusive Handbook

This handbook is part of the “Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper and Disability” project initiated by Judy Heumann, Disability Advisor of the World Bank, and funded by a German trust fund. The Christoffel-Blindenmission (CBM) and Handicap International implemented the project in 2005 in cooperation with German and Tanzanian disabled peoples organisations (DPOs) and other organisations working in the field of disability.The project consisted of two parts: the production of materials on Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) and disability (through Handicap International), and the implementation of a PRSP workshop in Tanzania (through CBM).

The reason for initiating this project was the observation that DPOs and people with disabilities rarely participate in any PRSP process, even though one of the main principles of such a process is the active involvement of the civil society in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of a country’s national poverty reduction strategy. However, this fact simply reflects a common tendency: people with disabilities
are generally „invisible“ within most societies and lack a strong and united voice.

This handbook presents experiences, proposes ideas, and comments on how DPOs and people with disabilities may enter and participate in national PRSP processes.