Frequently asked questions

Disability inclusive development
  1. What is disability inclusive development?
  2. People with disability are often not considered or included in the design, implementation or monitoring and evaluation of development programs. Disability inclusive development seeks to address this by explicitly considering the accommodations needed to facilitate people with disability to both participate in and benefit from development programs on an equal basis with others. It addresses issues of equity and of development effectiveness.

  3. Why do development activities need to consider people with disability?
  4. The 2011 World Report on Disability estimates that approximately 15% of the world’s population has a disability, including one in five people living in poverty in development countries. People with disability are as entitled to human rights as every other person and should be included in all aspects of society. They have enormous potential to contribute to their community.

    Article 32 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognises the responsibility of countries that are parties to the Convention to include people with a disability in their international development efforts.

    In May 2013, the United Nations also reaffirmed the need for the post-2015 development agenda to take account of people with disability to ensure we 'leave no one behind'.

Requesting technical assistance
  1. Who can submit requests for technical assistance?
  2. Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade staff who have registered on the DID4All site can submit requests for technical assistance through the 'Requests' tab on the main menu after logging in to the secure part of this site. Other organisations are welcome to contact the CBM-Nossal Institute Partnership and discuss how we may be able to assist.

  3. How do I register?
  4. Registration for the secure part of this site is open (only) to all Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade staff. Please click on the 'register' button at the top of Home page, or from the login page, and follow the prompts.

  5. What type of requests can the DID4All team help with?
  6. DID4All can provide a variety of services to assist you to develop and implement disability inclusive programs and policies. This may include technical assistance with the design and review of in-country development programs; analytical support for strategy and policy development; and desk-based research and thematic issues papers or guidance notes. It may also include discrete pieces of research, or support to ensure proposed research is disability inclusive. If you are not sure what assistance you need we are also happy to have a more general discussion and develop the scope of your request for assistance together.

  7. Is there a cost incurred if I make a request through DID4All?
  8. Material on the unrestricted part of this site is free to access.

    All requests by staff of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are covered by a standing contract.
    Any other requests for assistance are dealt with on a case by case basis and are usually fee for service. Please contact us to discuss further.