Examining Inclusion: Disability and Community Driven Development
This note discusses the varied strategies adopted by CDD (Community Driven Development) programs to ensure the inclusion of disabled people. It is based on five case studies, which represent a wide spectrum of approaches ranging from micro interventions for building social capital and community-based rehabilitation to macro strategies for policy reform and advocacy efforts based on a disability rights perspective. The note argues for an approach which integrates micro and macro interventions and balances participatory processes with social protection mechanisms that are designed to include the needs of vulnerable groups. The importance of improved targeting and building an appropriate enabling environment is also highlighted.