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Principles and practices for the inclusion of disabled people in access to safe sanitation: a case study from Ethiopia

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Disabled people represent the largest socially excluded group and most live without access to basic sanitary services, which can exacerbate impairments and poverty. Nevertheless, they are often excluded from development intervention and research. In response, WaterAid in Ethiopia designed a pilot project in Butajira to meet the needs of disabled people within their service delivery work. Learning gained through the project informed WaterAid’s equity and inclusion approach.

This research aims to draw out key principles and practices for development organisations aiming to empower disabled people. This is achieved by conducting a formative evaluation of WaterAid’s pilot in Butajira. An extensive review of relevant literature, including an assessment of four case studies of World Vision projects, semi-structured interviews and participant observation were carried out.

Download the Principles and Practices report (WaterAid, 2010)

Date: 6 November 2014