Disability and Development Study group
An estimated 15% of the world's population - approximately 1 billion people - live with some form of disability. Persons with disabilities are disproportionately represented amongst the poorest populations in low- and middle-income countries, and there is increasing evidence of a bidirectional link between poverty and disability. Disability issues are now receiving increasing recognition, especially in the ‘no-one left behind agenda' of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The DSA Disability and Development study group offers a forum for scholars working in the fields of disability and international development to meet together and discuss the intricacies and synergies of research in these fields. A main aim of this group is to encourage mainstream international development academics to incorporate disability issues in their research, and for disability academics to engage with the latest international development discourses.
The group meets twice per year and is an opportunity for members to discuss their research and collaborate on research projects.
Raymond Lang (University College London)
The inaugural meeting of the study group took place in September 2014 and discussed synergies between disability and mainstream international development research.
There was a Working Group meeting in January 2015.
Download a report from these meetings (PDF).