Leaving no one behind

The Value for Money of disability-inclusive development

Monday, December 5, 2016

The way in which Value for Money (VfM) is understood and implemented has been a concern of the Bond Disability and Development Group for a number of years.

In our experience, programmes that include people with disabilities are often assumed to represent poor VfM – mainly because they have a higher cost per beneficiary when compared to non-inclusive programmes.

This paper makes the case for inclusion and argues that interventions that exclude people with disabilities do not represent good VfM. It then provides practical guidance on how to assess the VfM of programmes in an inclusive way.

Click "download resource" to download the paper; there is also an easy-read version here.

Resource type: report

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