CBM’s Leave No one Behind series makes a case for disability inclusion in international development. 

CBM Australia makes the case for why organisations need to take actions be taken to bolster implementation of and adherence to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disability (UNCRPD), and action towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for all people with disabilities. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a roadmap and the UNCRPD provides an instruction manual to ensure that the world we create is inclusive for all people with disabilities. Used together, these frameworks grant us the means to ensure that those at risk or experiencing existing disadvantage – such as people with disabilities – are no longer left behind. 

How people experience and benefit from development processes can be profoundly different depending on their gender identity, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic circumstances or other characteristics.

People with disabilities comprise around 15% of the global population. They are women and men, boys and girls, they are young and old, they are all ethnicities, in all circumstances, all orientations and all characteristics. And they are disproportionately represented in every under-served and vulnerable group.

 This document provides a range of data, case studies and learning, where CBM makes the case for inclusion.