Sajana with her friends at her school after her clubfoot operation.

Resources & Research

Building the evidence base is essential if we are to achieve sustainable change for people with disabilities.

Search or browse our reports, briefings and resources which bring together the expertise and experiences of CBM and partners on topics including:

  • disability-inclusive development
  • disability-inclusive humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction
  • inclusive education
  • inclusive eye health.

  • Lessons learned from partnerships with organisations of persons with disabilities

    CBM Global partners with organisations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) in its international work, country-level advocacy, and
    grassroots programming. During 2020-2021 a listening exercise was conducted across fourteen countries and 32 organisations to see how the partnerships were working, and what could be strengthened. This report shares the learnings.

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  • “We have a key role now” - Lessons learned from partnerships with organisations of persons with disabilities

    The new report shares the outcomes of a listening exercise with 32 OPD partners in 14 countries which was undertaken as part of CBM UK and CBM Global’s commitment to building authentic partnership with, and accountability to, the Disability Movement.

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  • CBM Digital Accessibility Toolkit

    The purpose of this toolkit is to share a selection of tools and recommendations pertaining to the accessibility of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

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  • Inclusion Counts: The Economic Case for Disability-Inclusive Development

    This publication is the second in CBM’s series on Disability-Inclusive Development, and it makes the economic case for disability-inclusive development, summarising the results of an early systematic review ‘The cost of exclusion and the gains of inclusion.’

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  • My Right is Our Future: The Transformative Power of Disability-Inclusive Education

    This publication is the third in CBM’s Series on Disability-Inclusive Development, and it illustrates why inclusive education for persons with disabilities is a vital aspect of wider inclusive development.

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  • The Future is Inclusive: How to Make International Development Disability-Inclusive

    The publication is the first in CBM’s series on Disability-Inclusive Development, and it highlights how CBM is implementing Disability-Inclusive Development, and what has been learned along the way.

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  • Disability inclusion in UK climate action (BOND DDG)

    This briefing is addressed to the constituent parts of the UK Government (including the FCDO) in the lead up to COP26 and as it starts the year of COP Presidency. At a time critical to climate action, this paper suggests why the UK Government should continue the leadership it has provided for the inclusion of persons with disabilities, and their representative organisations, in its Disability Inclusion Strategy. It was developed by Kara Weekes with support of Mark Barrell and Andy Ware (all of CBM UK), with input from the BOND DDG group, European Disability Forum and other regional and international Organisations of Persons with Disabilities, alongside the membership of CAN-UK.

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  • Climate change, mental health and wellbeing - examples of practical inclusive practices

    Participation of people from the global south, including people with disabilities, is essential to the ongoing process of bringing about carbon reduction, building resilience, and climate justice – all of which will reduce the negative impacts on mental health and wellbeing of climate change.

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  • Disability Inclusive Cash Assistance: Learnings from Practice in Humanitarian Response

    CBM Global has launched its new publication “Disability Inclusive Cash Assistance: Learnings from Practice in Humanitarian Response”.

    Over the past six years, CBM has implemented inclusive cash and voucher assistance programmes in different humanitarian settings with the specific aim of ensuring equal access and benefit for persons with disabilities and other groups at risk of being left behind in humanitarian response. This case study collection describes lessons learned from seven inclusive humanitarian cash transfer projects implemented from 2015 – 2020 in Niger, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, and Indonesia, and five ongoing projects from the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic responses.

    This good practice collection aims to benefit both humanitarian practitioners engaged in Cash Based Interventions (CBI) and the wider humanitarian sector by presenting insights and learning on how humanitarian CBI programmes can be made more inclusive, to ensure equal outcomes for disaster-affected people with disabilities and other at-risk groups.

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  • CBM UK Policy Paper: Disability Inclusive Climate Action (April 2022)

    CBM UK is pleased to share a new Policy Paper that examines the interlinkages between climate change and disability, illustrating the disproportionate impact on people with disabilities living in poor communities who have done least to contribute towards climate change. Armed with this knowledge, we ask “what can we do to make climate action inclusive of all?”

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  • Disability Inclusive Climate Change Adaptation (DiCCA) POLICY BRIEF

    Policy brief based on persons with disabilities in the context of Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh.

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  • Study on Disability inclusive Climate Change Adaptation (DiCCA)

    This study, produced by the Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) and in partnership with CBM, focuses on understanding the impacts of climate change-induced hazards and disaster in the Southkhali Union, with a special focus on persons with disabilities and their inclusion
    in climate change adaptation measures.

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  • Community Mental Health Good Practice Guide: Anti-Stigma and Awareness-Raising

    CBM Global wants to see a world where people with mental health conditions and/or psychosocial disabilities:

    • Participate meaningfully and authentically in their communities
    • Have a good quality of life and wellbeing
    • Have access to dignified quality care and supports to address individual needs

    Addressing stigma and raising awareness is essential to help achieve these aims. The purpose of this document is to:

    • Document and share CBM and partners’ learning about anti-stigma, anti-discrimination and awareness raising work
    • Draw upon recognized good practice and evidence from around the world
    • Share the perspectives of people with mental health conditions and/or psychosocial disabilities

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  • Community Mental Health Good Practice Guide: Community Mental Health Forums

    Community Mental Health Forums are designed to help people live the healthiest lives possible by engaging community duty bearers in conversations about common mental health issues and concerns affecting community members and agreeing on ways to mitigate the challenges and barriers that would pose social, mental/emotional and physical threats to recovery and inclusion.

    For developing countries where the culture of social cohesion and collective conscience is considered very paramount, community stakeholders, including traditional and faith leaders and healers, are considered key in seeking ways to respond to issues affecting the community and/or its people. This booklet is an excellent resource on what Community Mental Health Forums entail, featuring practical examples of how it can be delivered, providing experiential references of countries where it has been implemented.

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  • Community Mental Health Good Practice Guide: Mental Health System

    CBM strives to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and empower them to fulfil their potential and fulfil their ambitions – just like everyone else. People with mental health problems and psychosocial disabilities often face barriers to exercising their rights and suffer a lot of shame, stigma and discrimination in accessing systems that should give people rights, including quality mental health care services.

    This is especially an issue in developing countries where many systems are already weak and poorly resourced. The approach of CBM across different parts of the world, and especially in West Africa, has been to focus on strengthening the existing mental health system and other systems like education, so that people can easily access local, affordable and good quality care. Ultimately to improve the quality of mental health care and ensure that quality systems are in place to serve the needs of affected persons and their families.

    The purpose of this document is to:
    • Share the experience gained by CBM in mental health systems and services strengthening over 15 years of working in this area.
    • Demonstrate how mental health care services can be improved via innovative partnerships between diverse stakeholders.
    • Illustrate how these efforts are guided by scientific evidence, global best practices and a human rights-oriented approach.

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