Mainstreaming disability in the new development paradigm : evaluation of Norwegian support to promote the rights of persons with disabilities


This field visit report on the Palestinian territory forms part of the Evaluation of the Norwegian Support to Promote the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities for the period 2000 to 2010. The Palestinian territory is one of four case countries. The others are Uganda, Malawi and Nepal. KEY FINDING: The Norwegian funding has been crucial for the set-up of a well-established community based rehabilitation program for persons with disabilities in Palestine. The Program has a wide network of referral services, enjoys local ownership, is rights-based and embedded in the local implementing organisations. The impact of the interventions aimed at mainstreaming disability is less evident. While 50% of schools are accessible, many families do not send their children with disabilities to schools. There are few achievements with regard to economic, social, cultural and legal rights.

  • Direktoratet for utviklingssamarbeid
  • Malek Qutteina, Nora Ingdal, Annika Nilsson, Mari Brekke Mogen, Miriam Skjørten
  • Nordic Consulting Group