Managing Change-Mainstreaming Disability into the Development Process

Disability is a global concern. According to the World Report on Disability 2011, 10 to 15 per cent of the world’s population lives with some form of disability as a result of ageing, the rise in non-communicable and chronic diseases and road traffic accidents.  Although persons with disabilities are an integral part of societies, their needs are largely overlooked by policymakers and persons with disabilities deserve a more prominent position in public life.

This brochure analyses the exclusion of people with disabilities in the Arab region. It highlights the challenges facing policymakers in their efforts to achieve social inclusion.