Manual for Building an Inclusive Development Community

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A Publication on Including People with Disabilities in International Development Programs

The Building an Inclusive Development Community manual is a toolkit for development agencies and others concerned with the inclusion of people with disabilities at all levels and in all areas of the international development process. The manual includes expert opinion, techniques and guidelines, resource lists, and examples of best practices from around the world.

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Building an Inclusive Development Community: A Manual on Including People with Disabilities in International Development Programs

Editor: Karen Heinicke-Motsch and Susan Sygall

Copyright: 2004 by Mobility International USA, sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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ISBN: I-880034-62-X

First edition, 658 pages

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"Mobility International has been one of the earliest partners in the implementation of USAID's Disability Policy. With Building an Inclusive Development Community: A Manual on Including People with Disabilities in International Development Programs, they have taken another huge step to help make this policy meaningful. The Manual provides tools for analysis, things to consider, lessons learned and a wealth of resources to help program managers to bring people with disabilities into the development arena. With this Manual, USAID staff and other development professionals will have the tools they need to begin including people with disabilities in all of their efforts."

Janet Connatser Allem
Management Policy, Performance and Administration, M/MPPA

"Building an Inclusive Development Community, Mobility International USA's publication is an important new tool for ensuring that people with disabilities are part of the development agenda. Combining expert opinion, practical strategies, examples of best practice and useful resources, the book is an invaluable tool for any organization working to ensure that strategies for poverty alleviation and advancement of social justice reach people, and especially women and girls, with disabilities whose voices are often lost amongst the poorest of the poor."

Mary E. McClymont
President & CEO, InterAction

"Building an Inclusive Development Community is one of the best resources I have ever read. It is a must for development agencies, donors, and national and international NGO's and DPO's. The comprehensively written book has contributions from some of the most knowledgeable people in the world. As the Disability Rights Movement advances in the 21st Century, questions are emerging regarding how to ensure that all relevant partners do their share to remove the stigma and barriers which have resulted in more than 600 million disabled people being amongst the poorest of the poor around the world. Using this book appropriately will facilitate meaningful change."

Judith E. Heumann
Former Advisor, Disability and Development
The World Bank

"Building an Inclusive Development Community should be a required text for all university students studying international development to prepare them to include and to collaborate with people with disabilities at home and abroad in their future work."

Amy T. Wilson, Ph.D.
Program Director, International Development Certificate
Gallaudet University, Department of Educational Foundations and Research