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Inclusion and Exclusion in International Development: People with Intellectual Disabilities in ODA - COSP13 Side Event
2 Dec 2020 -  Despite donors demonstrating commitment to the meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities in international aid and cooperation, analysis of disability inclusion in Official Development Assistance (ODA) from 2014 to 2018 reveals people with intellectual disabilities continue to be excluded from international development aid.
When ODA projects do include people with intellectual disabilities, many donors continue to fund projects that use segregated models that violate the CRPD.
In 2018, over one third of intellectual disability-relevant projects (36%) used methodologies that were inconsistent with the CRPD. This may be related to the fact that only 2% of aid relevant to people with intellectual disabilities and their families was delivered through OPDs between 2014 and 2018.
The objective of the side event is to provide a learning space for concerned stakeholders on inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and their families in development work.
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