Mapping disability inclusiveness of European Member States’ development and humanitarian aid

Background information

As part of EDF’s international cooperation strategy, EDF would like to assess the extent to which European Member States’ development aid official development aid is inclusive of and accessible to persons with disabilities. We would like to provide guidance to our EDF members but also to EU Member States by establishing a baseline of the work that has been done so far. It is important we raise awareness among European DPOs in the fact they have a role to play in holding their government to account in national overseas development funding. We would like to showcase that all the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) articles are interdependent, including articles 11 (humanitarian action) and 32 (international cooperation) and DPOs must also be monitoring them in their own countries.

Project activities

  • Identify a core number of European countries to review;
  • Identify a set of indicators we want to obtain (disability policy/ strategy/ development or humanitarian strategy, or SDG strategy, OCED DAC marker, human resources, technical resources like guidance notes or training tools, budget, inclusion of DPOs in development dialogue/ programming, etc);
  • Identify key respondents among European DPOs;
  • Identify key respondents among European development agencies.


CBM Global


Fall 2020

Focused countries

  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom as well as the EU