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Disability inclusion: The basics

One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability, and disability prevalence is higher in developing countries. Infrastructure and cities are vehicles for increasing DI through the design and delivery of inclusive public services. But in order to design and deliver inclusive services it is necessary to first understand how […]

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Disability inclusion: Infrastructure sector entry points

One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability, and disability prevalence is higher in developing countries. This short paper examines the key programme entry points that programme designers and implementors can consider, by sector.

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Developing the case for disability inclusion

Improving the lives of people with disabilities has increasingly becoming a major priority for government, civil society and the private sector globally. While the development challenge continues to gain traction and articulated globally, the economic case is also become clear. Below we provide some helpful arguments for building the social and economic case to focus […]

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What role can technology play in achieving a disability inclusive world?

Technology is increasingly becoming a significant enabler to improve the everyday lives of people with disabilities across areas such as education, employment, civic participation, and financial inclusion. However, while technological innovations have significant potential to ‘level the playing field’ for people with disabilities, if these technologies are not developed in an inclusive way they could […]

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ICED ICF Attribution Tool

The ICED facility has developed the ICF Attribution Tool to achieve the following objectives: To provide a simple and robust method for the ICED facility determine the proportion of its work which is eligible for climate finance from the International Climate Fund (ICF). To identify very simple entry points for all work packages to integrate […]

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Transportation: Making the Connections – Reaching the Opportunities

The purpose of this note is to highlight linkages between improved transport services and development.  It summarises how these are essential to individual access to opportunities, business and industrial connectivity, and economic growth at local, national and regional levels.  It considers areas of comparative advantage for DFID and the UK more widely, and concludes with […]

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Understanding cities in DFID programming

Why is understanding cities important? The world is increasingly urban, with 55% of the world’s population living in cities. DFID does a lot of programming in cities, promoting economic growth, better governance and social inclusion. However no two cities are alike, and the hugely varied socio-economic pressures and opportunities cities place on the poor. This means […]

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Disability inclusion briefing

This Briefing Note offers advice on basic approaches to Disability inclusion via infrastructure and urban interventions. This guidance includes: The basic requirements of Disability Inclusion and Universal Design. The opportunity and scale-up that infrastructure and urban development offers for delivering better development outcomes for people with disabilities. Advice on how to spot opportunities and entry […]

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Transport: A Game Changer for Women’s Economic Empowerment

This Briefing Note provides guidance on how to accelerate Women’s Economic Empowermentthrough DFID’s investments in the transport sector. It is one in a series of ICED Briefing Notesdesigned to support DFID’s implementation of its Economic Development Strategy. The note is aimed at supporting DFID advisers and programme managers working on women’s economic empowerment, infrastructure and […]

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Roundtable: The Role of Governance & Transparency in DFID’s Infrastructure & Urban Programming

The Role of Governance & Transparency in DFID’s Infrastructure & Urban Programming: Summary of Roundtable Discussion A consensus has emerged around the importance of governance and transparency in delivering infrastructure and services in low income countries. Policy-makers have tended to focus on the challenges of increasing financial investment. However, this new consensus moves beyond that […]

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