Disability-inclusive elections in Africa: a qualitative review

The right to vote is critical to democracy and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) underscores the equal right of people with disabilities to participate in political life.

Limitations of the literature included in this review suggest that activities aiming at increased political participation of people with disabilities in Africa are poorly documented. Most of the sources identified were of low quality, and it is impossible to draw any definitive inferences on which interventions work, where and for whom.

This review identifies an urgent need for high-quality impact evaluations and research to assess the existing and proposed policies and programmes on political inclusion of people with disabilities in Africa. Publication date: August 2017

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