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All too often, the SDGs' commitment to 'leave no one behind' is seen to be in conflict with the value for money agenda

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The value for money of leaving no one behind

Bond

Disability and Development Group

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

This policy note provides guidance on how to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals' commitment to "leave no one behind" - putting persons with disabilities at the forefront of global development priorities - while also ensuring the highest standards of value for money.

The SDGs' commitment to "leave no one behind" places the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at the forefront of global development priorities. Meanwhile, some governments and donors have also opted to prioritise value for money.

These two priorities are often seen as being in conflict. The Bond Disability and Development Group believe that this is a false choice. No programme that discriminates against persons with disabilities, or other marginalised groups, can be considered good value for money. The Disability and Development Group has been developing guidance for those who want to reach the furthest behind while also maintaining the highest standards of value for money.

This policy note includes five key recommendations to be presented at the 9th session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 14-16 June 2016.

Find out more about Bond's work on value for money.

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