Sightsavers Reports

Not on the guest list: people with disabilities and the Millennium Development Goals

December 2008

When world leaders established the eight MDGs for reducing poverty, they left out one in five of the world’s poorest people.

This is not as surprising as it sounds. People with disabilities have consistently faced discrimination and disadvantage, which is why 82% of those with disabilities live below the poverty line and comprise one of the largest single groups of excluded and chronically poor people in the world.

This paper sets out the context for addressing disability in the MDGs. It highlights the growing international momentum for including disability in development and makes recommendations on how donors, partner governments and civil society can include people with disabilities in the global drive to achieve the MDGs.

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Sightsavers and disability rights
A village in the Yendi region of Ghana, featuring circular mud huts and trees.
Sightsavers Reports

Ghana Disability Data Disaggregation Pilot Project: Results of Integrating Disability in to Routine Data Collection Systems

A pilot project in Ghana was established to understand how disability data may be collected in a system delivering NTD interventions. Read the report here

October 2018
A grandmother is helping her young granddaughter stand.
Sightsavers Reports

Annual inclusion report 2018

The purpose of this annual report is to share learning, highlight our work on inclusion and stimulate and challenge both ourselves and our partners.

October 2018
Naheed, Mahmoud and their grandchildren smiling.
Sightsavers Reports

Naheed’s story

Naheed is one of the final patients to have surgery as a result of Sightsavers’ Million Miracles campaign, which has raised enough to fund a million cataract operation in the countries where we work.

October 2018