Inclusion of persons with disabilities in EU development cooperation

29 July 2019

In the framework of the Knowledge management Component of the EU-funded programme Bridging the Gap II (BtG-II), now available is the Study on the Inclusion of persons with disabilities in European Union development cooperation. BtG- II has conducted this preliminary study in order to provide further evidence on the EU’s contribution to the implementation of the CRPD in international cooperation.

The outcomes of the study should support EU policy-makers and the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) technical staff to develop inclusive policies and improve practical application of such policies, including during the budgeting and programming processes. The overall objective of this study is to assess the EU’s contribution to the promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities in development cooperation programmes and projects funded by the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) and the European Development Fund (EDF) during the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework. It will also test a methodology of assessing disability inclusion in international cooperation that could be used for a wider study at a later stage.

The Study is composed by a global report and 4 country reports: Ethiopia and Sudan, Ecuador and Paraguay. The country reports will be available from 2019.

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