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Supporting Children with Disabilities in the Philippines
CBM Australia supported NORFIL Foundation to implement the Enable Communities for Inclusion of Children and Youth with Disabilities project from 2020 to 2022. The project had a significant impact on children and youth with disabilities, as well as their families, by fostering stronger commitment to disability inclusion among local councils, and by supporting children with disabilities and their families to become disability advocates. Key achievements of the project include successfully advocating for increased budget allocations by local councils to support people with disabilities, improving access to inclusive education and healthcare services, supporting families to implement home-based rehabilitation and education programs, providing training and peer support for family members, and empowering children and youth with disabilities to advocate for their rights.
Strategic Directions 2023-2026
CBM Australia's Strategic Directions 2023-2026 is a three-year plan working towards our vision of an inclusive world in which all people with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.
How CBM Australia’s field programs influence government policy to address inclusion
CBM Australia recently looked across 33 of our project evaluations from 11 countries and assessed the degree to which projects have led to changes in government policy or action, including local, national, or institutional.
Good practice in Community Based Inclusive Development
CBM Australia recently looked back at evaluations of our international programs over the last four years. These are some of the common learnings around good practice when working with people with disabilities in CBID programs.
What recent evaluations are telling us about our work in livelihoods
CBM Australia recently looked at evaluations of our CBID work over the last five years. While many evaluations highlighted big transformations in people’s lives because of livelihoods support, overall, the outcomes were mixed.
2023: A critical year for Australian leadership on disability inclusive development
As extreme poverty grows for the first time in decades, fuelled by both the worsening climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic...
Community Mental Health Good Practice Guides
Practical examples of how CBM is working with partners to mainstream mental health in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) programs, to reduce stigma improve mental wellbeing.
Pacific Disaster Ready: Disability inclusion tip sheets
The Pacific Disaster Ready Tip Sheets are a suite of documents and includes key messages and talking points for different sectoral and thematic issues drawing on the learnings from the past four and a half years of the Pacific Disaster Ready project.
Value for Money Assessment of Disability Inclusion
IAG worked with World Vision in Sri Lanka, and their research shows the value of investing in disability inclusion.
What’s stopping women with disabilities from reporting gender-based violence report
Research to better understand what stops women with disabilities in Cameroon from reporting incidents of sexual violence and domestic abuse, and recommendations about what development practitioners can do in responding more effectively.
What we are learning from our evaluations
We reviewed 33 evaluations of our international projects. These are some of the common themes and learnings about our effectiveness.
Rebuilding Disability Inclusion in Australia’s International Development Program
Includes a set of 11 important policy recommendations made by CBM Australia and Australia’s peak representative body on disability inclusion in the aid program, the Australian Disability and Development Consortium (ADDC).
Our Lessons: disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction report
An approach to disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction based on consultations with people with disabilities in the Asia and Pacific regions.
IAG Australia Impact Evaluation Report
An independent evaluation of the work of Australia’s Inclusion Advisory Group shows that the team effectively supports governments, multilaterals and NGOs to better address disability inclusion in their programs.
Reducing Trachoma in Ethiopia: Results
Results from the work of CBM and partners in reducing the prevalence of blinding trachoma - by improving water supply, hygiene and sanitation.
Lessons learned from partnerships with organisations of people with disabilities: CBM report
What do Organisations of People with Disability value about working with CBM? And where could we do better? How we are responding to work more equitably with the disability movement.
Study demonstrates people are better off
Since 2015, CBM Australia has tracked how the economic situation of people with disabilities and their families in rural India has changed, as a result of our Community Based Inclusive Development project. Here’s what we found.
Poverty Reduction and Disability Inclusion in Eastern India 2016-21
Over the past five years, CBM Australia have been supporting partners in Eastern India to implement the Poverty Reduction and Community Based Inclusive Development project.
CBM’s work in Indonesia: approaches and achievements
An overview of how CBM works in Indonesia- in supporting eye health, mental health, community based inclusive development and disability inclusive humanitarian responses.
Gender barriers: what stops women or men participating
These two cartoon posters outline some of the barriers that might stop women or men getting involved in development projects. For development practitioners.
Accessible meetings and events: a toolkit
Guidance on organising accessible and inclusive events and meetings in planning, delivery and follow-up stages.
Tip Sheets for considering gender issues in International Programs
CBM-Australia has launched a series of tip sheets aimed at our field partners and other development practitioners that prompt consideration of issues related to gender in our work. Take a look at our first two in an ongoing series of tip sheets: on gender and eye health, and gender on mental health, released in 2021.
Our advisory work in Timor-Leste
The catalytic impact of our advisory work in Timor-Leste: 12 case studies..
Evidence Summary: Experiences of People with Disabilities During COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific
Global and national surveys have highlighted that people with disabilities have been disproportionally affected by COVID-19.
Inclusion Advisory Group: Impact Report 2020
This report gives an overview of the work of CBM Global's Inclusion Advisory Group in 2020, particularly in response to COVID-19.
Our Advisory work in PNG
A snapshot of how CBM Global’s Inclusion Advisory Group has worked in Papua New Guinea, and how it has influenced for disability inclusion.
Why action and investment are needed in assistive technology
While well over one billion people around the world require the use of at least one assistive technology, in low- and middle-income countries 90% do not have access to what they need.
Disability and Gender Equality
Learning from evaluations of our projects: 2015 to 2017.
CBID in Papua New Guinea
A national NGO collaborates with national government departments to deliver a similar model across the country.
CBID in India
State-level NGOs support the development of local self-help groups and OPDs, that influences local government for inclusion.
CBID’s top down and bottom up approach
Experiences of people with disabilities during COVID-19
This overview was developed by CBM's Inclusion Advisory Group to guide the Australian Government and other aid donors on disability issues, as they responded to COVID-19 through aid programming.
Mental Health and Health Crises: what the Ebola epidemic can teach us about mental health during pandemics?
What ebola taught us about mental health during pandemics
Disability inclusion and COVID-19: Guidance for WASH delivery
This guidance note provides some key principles, considerations and actions.
CBM Disability & Gender Toolkit
How organisations can assess their context and their approaches.
Making sure we do no harm
Learnings from our programs.
Collecting and using data on disability to inform inclusive development
Practical guidance on data collection approaches.
CBM’s approach to disability inclusive disaster risk reduction
Full report, summaries and infographics on the Gaibandha Model for disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction.
Addressing Poverty through Disability Inclusive Development
8 Case Studies on the inclusion of people with disabilities and their families in development initiatives.
Self help groups and disability inclusion
Guidance for project implementers.
Provides links to a wide range of resources on disability inclusive development, funded by the Australian Government and supported by CBM Australia.
End the Cycle
Provides free and downloadable videos, factsheets and toolkits in which people with disability tell their own stories.
Inclusive Eye Health evaluations
What we learned from evaluations of our eye health projects: 2015 to 2017.
Disability Inclusive Education: considerations from a meta-evaluation
What we learned from evaluations of our inclusive education projects: 2015-17.
Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Learning from evaluations of our projects: 2015 to 2017.
How CBM and partners work with government.
Disability, Gender and Unpaid Care Work
Recognising, valuing and redistributing unpaid care work in CBM’s programs.
Disability and WASH:
CBM provides advice on how to ensure that water, sanitation and hygiene programs are accessible to people with disability.
Strengthening Environmental Sustainability and Inclusion in Health Programs
Organisational Engagement on Disability Inclusion tool
Is your NGO disability inclusive? A toolkit to help your organisation assess aspects of disability inclusion, and guidance on action planning.
Participation for All
Approaches to ensure inclusion.
What is CBID – an infographic
CBID in the Philippines
NGOs and OPDs work in a context of decentralised government systems that have legal and budgetary support for disability.
CBID in Cameroon
A local NGO service provider is taking a community mobilisation approach with local government and organisations, in a resource poor setting with limited national government engagement.
CBID in Nicaragua
A three-way collaboration of government, NGO and OPDs is bringing brought a CBID approach to scale in a low resource setting.
Leave No One Behind
CBM’s Leave No One Behind series makes a case for disability inclusion in international development.
A policy paper on inclusion of people with different disabilities
A policy paper on inclusion of people with different disabilities.
A policy paper on gender, disability inclusion and women’s leadership
A policy paper on gender, disability inclusion and women’s leadership.
Disability Mainstreaming: Impact through a catalytic approach
“Disability Mainstreaming: Impact through a catalytic approach”, gives an overview of the work of our Australian team from 2014-19.