Institut für inklusive Entwicklung

The Journal

The journal "Disability and International Development" is published three times a year since 1990 with contributions in German and English.

It accompanies the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as Agenda 2030 with its sustainability goals, in terms of content and expertise. The journal offers a cross-border exchange of information and aims to contribute to the further development of the professional discussion on social and development policy, intercultural and educational issues related to the inclusion of people with disabilities in the Global South. Each issue is dedicated to a main topic, which is supplemented by individual contributions and an up-to-date information section.

While special issues address specific facets of the thematic field, for which a call for papers is being published in advance, interested authors can also submit abstracts on their own initiative.

Purchasing options:

    Free delivery of the issue in pdf format by e-mail (for inclusion in the distribution list:
    Fee-based purchase of the print editions for 18 EUR/year (3 issues) within Germany and 27 EUR in other European countries (

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Editorial group

Prof. Dr. Sabine Schäper, Catholic University NRW, Münster Department; Chairwoman of the Board bezev

Dr. Isabella Bertmann-Merz, scientific assistant at the Chair of Diversity Sociology at the TU Munich

Dr. Christine Moeller-Bruker, scientific assistant at AGP Social Research and the Centre for Civil Society Development at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Freiburg

Jana Offergeld, scientific assistant, Protestant University of Applied Sciences Rhineland Westphalia-Lippe, BODYS Bochum Centre for Disability Studies

Dr. Lukas Groß, lecturer at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Rhineland Westphalia-Lippe and staff member of the Bochum Centre for Disability Studies (BODYS)

Dr. Thorsten Hinz, Managing Director Caritas Behindertenhilfe und Psychiatrie e.V., Berlin

Prof. Dr. Michael Boecker, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Member of the bezev Executive Board

Gabriele Weigt, Managing Director Disability and Development Cooperation (bezev)

Recent Edition 2020/1

Call for Papers - Inclusive Education

Here you will find the current Call for Papers and other important information if you are interested in contributing to the journal.


Here you will find in chronological order all previous issues of the journal from 1991 to the present for download.