Completed Mapping disability inclusiveness of European member states’ development and humanitarian aid

As part of EDF’s international cooperation strategy, EDF would like to assess the extent to which European Member States’ development aid official development aid is inclusive of and accessible to persons with disabilities.

Funder: CBM Global

Timeframe: Autumn 2020 – Winter 2021

Consultant: Polly Meeks (

Methodology [25 KB doc]

As part of EDF’s international cooperation strategy, we worked on providing guidance to our EDF members (but also to the EU Member States) by establishing a baseline of the work that has been done so far. It is important we raise awareness among European DPOs regarding the fact they have a role to play in holding their government to account in overseas development funding. We would like to showcase that all UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) articles are interdependent, including articles 11 (humanitarian action) and 32 (international cooperation) and DPOs must also be monitoring them in their own countries.

For more information, contact Marion Steff, EDF’s international cooperation manager:


Aïda Regel Poulsen

Secretary of EFHOH