Leonard Cheshire Development Centre

Cross-Cutting Disability Research Programme

We believe that people with disabilities must be included in all international development policy and programmes, and the research that underpins them. Our three-year partnership with DFID (the UK government’s Department for International Development) supports this through four areas of disability and development research:

This applied research is carried out collaboratively by our centre and four DFID-funded Research Programme Consortium (RPC) partners. Together we generate evidence to support full participation of disabled people within the broader framework of inclusive development.

Our unique status as one of the world’s only academic research centres supported by a non-government organisation (NGO) and based at a major university puts us in a prime position to share and apply the consortium’s findings.

The RPC is supported by a team of advisors and all our publications are available on this site. The research is also shared through R4D, a DFID free access online portal and Leonard Cheshire Disability.

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