For years business and trade has played an increasingly prominent role in Norwegian development policy. The paper discusses the role of businesses as development actors in relation to the promotion of inclusion of persons with disabilities. Report prepared by Fafo - Inger Lise Skog Hansen, mark B. Taylor and Arne Backer Grønningsæter
This report assesses Norway’s progress on the commitments made in the White Paper 25, Education for Development, on the inclusion of the needs of children With disabilitites in bilateral and multilateral Development Cooperation. The report finds that the verdict is decidedly mixed. While Norway has played an important normative role in advocating for disability inclusion in global education, it is nevertheless the case that these efforts have, thus far, resulted in few verifiable results.
This is a report from a National, representative household survey carried out in Botswana in 2012 – 2014. The study was carried out on behalf of the Norwegian Federation of Organisations of Disabled Persons (FFO), Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SASFOD) and Botswana Federation of Disabled People (BOFOD).
The research centre NIBR has made a meta evaluation of the Atlas organisations and their partners in Africa and Asia, based upon 10 organisational evaluations from the period 2013 to 2014. Two main objectives for the Atlas activies have been in focus: Organisational strengthening and effective advocacy.
Mark Mapemba from the disability organizations PODCAM in Malawi. Mark participated at the CRPD Conference of State Parties in June 2014 and also took part in the advocacy training for youth with disabilities organized by UNICEF. In the video he explains how he will use his new knowledge when he comes back to Malawi. Mark's trip to New York was funded by the Norwegian MFA through the Atlas Alliance.