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Leonard Cheshire Disability and
Inclusive Development Centre
Professor Nora Groce
Department of Epidemiology & Public Heal...
Collaboration
Major NGO:
Leonard Cheshire Disability
> International Department
> LCD Global Alliance
Major University
> U...
Leonard Cheshire Disability and
Inclusive Development Centre
 The Centre is dedicated to
generating a body of knowledge
a...
Leonard Cheshire Disability and
Inclusive Development Centre
All work is Open Access/ Free
Shared with entire sector
We do...
Leonard Cheshire Disability and
Inclusive Development Centre
Our key research priorities are:
Disability &
 Poverty
 Liv...
For example
Our recent research projects – and partners
include
 Disability and Well-Being - (Liberia) –U of Liberia
 Di...
ESRC/DFID Poverty Alleviation
Research
Bridging the
Gap
Examining Disability and
Development in four African
Countries (Ke...
 Kenya: University of Nairobi, School of Public
Health, African Centre for Science and
Technology; United Disabled Person...
THE DISABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT GAP
 The Disability and Development Gap
The Disability and Development Gap. Groce N, Kett ...
ESRC/DFID BRIDGING THE GAP
 The grant specified four domains of focus:
 Health
 Education
 Labour Market/Livelihoods
...
The UN Washington Group on Disability Statistics:
A Resource for Research and Practice
• Professor Nora Groce, Director an...
Providing an academic home base for the Washington Group
on Disability Statistics
Funding from Australian Department of Tr...
Over coming four years, the WG will
Continue to work on developing question
sets for sub-populations (children) and
specif...
Disabled Street Beggar Project: Ethiopia
with Barbara Murray, International Labor Organisation – Geneva
Thy city lifts its...
Examples of Desk Research
• Inheritance
Groce N, London J, Stein M. 2014. Inheritance, Poverty and
Disability. Disability ...
NEW: Global Disability Innovation Hub
Leonard Cheshire Disability in collaboration with
> London Legacy Development Corpor...
Leonard Cheshire Disability and
Inclusive Development Centre
In summary, Leonard Cheshire Disability
has an active researc...
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  1. 1. Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre Professor Nora Groce Department of Epidemiology & Public Health University College London nora.groce@ucl.ac.uk
  2. 2. Collaboration Major NGO: Leonard Cheshire Disability > International Department > LCD Global Alliance Major University > University College London (UCL)
  3. 3. Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre  The Centre is dedicated to generating a body of knowledge about disability that helps to improve the lives of people with disabilities, their families and their communities, around the world.  Concentrates on applied research in low and middle income countries that can be used by groups, organisations and advocates worldwide
  4. 4. Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre All work is Open Access/ Free Shared with entire sector We do * Theoretical & Applied Research * Teaching – MSc, PhD * Advising – UN Agencies/Bilaterals/ Governments/NGOs, DPOs * Consultant – UN Agencies/ Bilaterials/ Governments/ NGOs Mission is to share findings with disability and more widely with disability and development community
  5. 5. Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre Our key research priorities are: Disability &  Poverty  Livelihoods  Health  Inclusive Education  Policy and governance  Post-conflict and emergency situations
  6. 6. For example Our recent research projects – and partners include  Disability and Well-Being - (Liberia) –U of Liberia  Disabled Street Beggars – (Ethiopia)- ILO  Inclusive Education: (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, New Guinea) – DFAT/GEC & etc.  Access to water and sanitation (Uganda and Zambia) - WaterAid UK  Social Protection Programmes (Vietnam) - MOLISA
  7. 7. ESRC/DFID Poverty Alleviation Research Bridging the Gap Examining Disability and Development in four African Countries (Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zambia)
  8. 8.  Kenya: University of Nairobi, School of Public Health, African Centre for Science and Technology; United Disabled Persons Kenya  Uganda: Makerere University, Department of Social Work and Social Administration; National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda  Zambia: Institute of Economic and Social Research, University of Zambia; Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities  Sierra Leone: University of Sierra Leone, Department of Sociology and Social Work; Sierra Leone Union of People with Disabilities  South Africa: Stellenbosch University  International Experts: Dr D, Mont; Professors T. Shakespeare, S. Mitria, M. Schneider, L. Swartz BACKGROUND RESEARCH CONSORTIUM: > LCD > 4 AFRICAN DPOS, > 5 AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES
  9. 9. THE DISABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT GAP  The Disability and Development Gap The Disability and Development Gap. Groce N, Kett M. Working Paper 21. London: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre. 2013. Unless persons with disabilities are included equally and routinely in all development efforts, the lives of persons with disabilities will remain stationary while the lives of those around them will continue to advance. They will be increasingly poorer and more marginalized in comparison to their non-disabled peers.
  10. 10. ESRC/DFID BRIDGING THE GAP  The grant specified four domains of focus:  Health  Education  Labour Market/Livelihoods  Social Protection Year 1: Review of Policy/Secondary Data analaysis Year 2: Household Survey Year 3: Qualitative research
  11. 11. The UN Washington Group on Disability Statistics: A Resource for Research and Practice • Professor Nora Groce, Director and Chair, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, Epidemiology and Public Health - University College London • Dr. Daniel Mont, Senior Research Fellow, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, Epidemiology and Public Health, – University College London • Dr Jennifer Madans, Associate Director - National Centre for Health Statistics, US • Mitchel Loeb, MA. Health Scientist, US - National Centre for Health Statistics, US <www.washingtongroup-disability.com>
  12. 12. Providing an academic home base for the Washington Group on Disability Statistics Funding from Australian Department of Trade and Finance (DFAT) 2015-2019 (£1.3 million 2015-2019) – Work in collaboration with other projects (UN Statistics/ UNICEF’s MICs/ & etc.), to improve and advance collection, theory and practice of disability related statistics through collection and analysis of Washington Group methodology/ integration of this methodology in census, survey and research. WG launching new and expanded training, website and outreach efforts to provide support for WG data collection for census, survey, advocacy and research efforts Already have/ will shortly be organising/ helping to run > Regional/international training in: • New York 2016 • Fiji 2016 • Mexico 2016 • Latin America 2016 • Middle East 2017 • London 2017 • Caribbean 2017 • Bangkok 2017 > Annual meetings • Copenhagen 2015 • Pretoria 2016
  13. 13. Over coming four years, the WG will Continue to work on developing question sets for sub-populations (children) and specific areas (mental health, environment, participation) and application (registry data)  WG will focus on  Capacity building  Training & technical assistance  Analysis of data once collected  Implementation and dissemination of findings Because unless findings are disseminated to policy makers, governments, advocates and general public, nothing gets fixed
  14. 14. Disabled Street Beggar Project: Ethiopia with Barbara Murray, International Labor Organisation – Geneva Thy city lifts its hand like a cripple ‘O my lord Shun-Sin’ – Sumerian clay tablet2400 BC  166 individuals – (24 in-depth interviews/42 focus group/ 100 surveyed * Urban – rural based * Life course – what brings people to streets - what keeps them on streets - what are their lives life - what do they see as their future FINDINGS: Unanticipated complexity - Disabled early in life – sent to beg - Disabled early in life – sent to school - Disabled once in urban area Significant points of intervention different
  15. 15. Examples of Desk Research • Inheritance Groce N, London J, Stein M. 2014. Inheritance, Poverty and Disability. Disability and Society. 29:10:1554-1568. • Poverty and disability Groce N, Kett M, Lang R, Trani JF. 2011. Disability and Poverty: The Need for a More Nuanced Understanding of Implications for Development Policy and Practice. Third World Quarterly. 32(8):1493-1513 • Illiteracy Groce N. Bakshi P. 2013. Illiteracy among Adults with Disabilities in the Developing World. Nidhi Singal (ed). Disability, Poverty and Education London. Routledge. • Polio • Groce N, Morgon L, Stein M. 2014. Surviving Polio in a Post- Polio World. Social Science and Medicine. 107-171-178.
  16. 16. NEW: Global Disability Innovation Hub Leonard Cheshire Disability in collaboration with > London Legacy Development Corporation > Partners, including Loughborough University, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design -Royal College of Art, London College of Fashion, Victoria and Albert (V&A), Sadlers Wells > UCL – full Resources of a major : collaboration across campus – disability, engineering, architecture, medicine and public health, transportation, computer > WHO – In discussion with The GATE Initiative Creating a hub for technological innovation to improve the lives of disabled people worldwide. To be based at: OLYMPIC PARK - London https://www.disabilityinnovation.com
  17. 17. Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre In summary, Leonard Cheshire Disability has an active research centre that is anxious to: - Partner with colleagues, fellow organisations and individuals - Share findings That allows us continue to generate applied research that can contribute to immediate and long term improvements in the lives of persons with disabilities. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/leonard-cheshire-research

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