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Disability in the post-2015 framework

November 2012

Despite representing over one billion people worldwide, the economic and social potential of persons with disabilities to make significant contributions towards achieving global development targets has so far been lost.

It is evident that the implied inclusion of persons with disabilities in the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) has not resulted in their inclusion in development activities; for example, only an estimated 3-4 per cent of persons with disabilities are believed to benefit from international aid programs (AusAid, 2011). Not only have persons with disabilities not benefitted from much of the progress brought about by the MDG, but their living standards may have been declining in relative terms (UN, 2010).

This paper argues that the absence of specific reference to disability in the MDGs has resulted in the increased marginalisation of persons with disabilities and is contributing towards growing inequalities that are slowing progress at sub-national levels (UNDESA, 2012).

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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
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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.
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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