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According to the World Disability Report, more than one billion people worldwide live with an impairment/disability.

About 80 % of them in developing countries. Many of these people live below the poverty line. Especially in the so-called developing countries, poverty and impairment/disability are closely linked and mutually dependent. People with an impairment/disability hardly have access to adequate education and health care. People with impairments/disabilities who have not attended school often cannot find regular employment and find it difficult to compete in the informal sector.

The United Nations estimates that around a quarter of the population is directly or indirectly affected by impairment/disability. So when implementing development interventions, it is important to consider the issue of inclusion.
Inclusive development cooperation means that development policy projects also take into account the needs of people with impairments/disabilities. All people should have the opportunity to develop personally and professionally, to lead a self-determined life and to be able to contribute to the common good with their abilities.

bezev works in many ways to ensure that framework conditions and provisions are created to enable inclusive development. This includes, for example, that laws are changed and that people with impairments/disabilities are taken into account in important programmes and initiatives.

Inclusive development is about leaving no one behind

Inclusive development is about leaving no one behind