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The Journal

The Journal Disability and International Development is published three times a year since 1990, featuring contributions in both English and German.

The journal accompanies the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as Agenda 2030 with the Sustainable Development 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 persons with disabilities in the Global South. Each issue is dedicated to a focal topic, which is complemented by individual contributions and a topical information section.

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

Sources of Supply:

  • Free delivery of the issue in pdf format by e-mail (for inclusion in the distribution list: or free of charge on this page.
  • Paid subscription of the print issues for 18 EUR/year (3 issues) within Germany and 27 EUR in other European countries (

If you would like to support the journal with a donation, you can donate directly here (donation form ZBIE)

The journal is supported by:


Editorial Group

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

Dr. Isabella Bertmann-Merz, TU Munich

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

Jana Offergeld, Research Associate at the Bochum Centre for Disability Studies, Protestant University of Applied Sciences Rheinland-Westfalen-Lippe

Dr. Lukas Groß, Lecturer at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Rheinland Westfalen-Lippe and Associate at the Bochum Centre for Disability Studies (BODYS)

Dr. Thorsten Hinz, Managing Director Caritas Germany Association for Disability Assistance and Psychiatry, Berlin

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

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

Cover of the current issue

Cover of the current issue

Call for Papers Disability in German Development Cooperation

Find the recent Call for Papers and other relevant information, when you are interested to contribute to the journal through publishing an article.


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

Current Issue 2020/3

Key Topic: Children with Disabilities in War