Our Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG), Australia team provided direction to a World Vision economic development program in Sri Lanka, about strategies to include people with disabilities.
A recent report by World Vision Australia shows that a twin track approach to disability inclusion resulted in a massive 507% increase in people with disabilities benefitting from the project, with a marginal increase in cost of just 12.6% per participant. For every dollar spent on inclusion, there was a $3.80 return on investment for people with disabilities. This supports IAG’s experience of disability inclusion: that if projects are designed to address disability inclusion from the outset, the benefits to people with disabilities can be significant, for minimal additional cost.
This research study and project were funded by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).