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


This field visit report on Malawi forms part of the Evaluation of the Norwegian Support to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the period 2000 to 2010. Malawi is one of four case countries along with Uganda, Nepal and the Palestinian Territory. KEY FINDING: The Norwegian support to the government and the Disabled Peoples Organisations in Malawi albeit less than 3% of the total aid, has contributed to noticeable improve-ments for persons with disabilities in the country. Via this support the government has been able to improve its health services, especially in the rural areas. Via the Community Based Rehabilitation programs a network of support services have been established within the local communities. The support to the Federation of Disability Organizations of Malawi has given it a strong standing in the civil society and brought disability on the doorsteps of the duty bearers. Among the UN development partners, disability was not found to be on their current agenda.

  • Direktoratet for utviklingssamarbeid
  • Jack Makoko, Nora Ingdal, Annika Nilsson, Basil Kandyomunda, Zozan Kaya, Mari Brekke Mogen
  • Nordic Consulting Group