The following is a sample of our reports and manuals, from members of ICED. Please feel free to download these and share them with your colleagues. We have included contact details for each resource in case you would like any further information.

Missing millions: How older people with disabilities are excluded
from humanitarian response

Up to 14 million older people with disabilities may be affected by humanitarian disasters. These people
are among those most at risk, yet little is known about their particular experiences. Their rights and needs are widely overlooked in humanitarian response.

The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of older people with disabilities across a range of humanitarian settings.

Executive Summary: Read Here

Full Report: Read Here

Infographic: View Here

Authors: Phillip Sheppard and Sarah Polack, International Centre for Evidence in Disability at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Madeleine McGivern, HelpAge International.

Strengthening the Voices of Adolescents with Disabilities in Nepal

We wanted to understand what were the most important issues which make a difference to the lives of adolescents with disabilities (AWD) in Nepal. We wanted to talk to AWD about their wellbeing, what they needed for ‘good life’, and where the gaps were, so that this can feed into policies and programmes.

Youth Friendly Summary: Read Here

Full Report: Read Here

Chet Raj Bhatta, Samjhana Bhujel, Sunil Dhakal, Navina Gyawali, Muniya K Shah, Shisam Shrestha, Anita Sigdel, Momsara Sunar, Sarah Bernays, Shaffa Hameed, Shubha Kayastha, Pragya Lamsal, Meenraj Panthee, and Maria Zuurmond

Disabling Menstrual Barriers: Identifying and addressing the barriers to menstrual hygiene that adolescents and young people with disabilities face in Nepal

Learning Note: Read Here

Jane Wilbur, Shubha Kayastha, Anita Sigdel, Amrita Gyawali, Thérèse Mahon, Belen Torondel, Hannah Kuper

Rehab Report The Impact of Physical Rehabilitation in Myanmar Report
This research report tracks persons with lower limb amputations in Myanmar before and after they interacted with physical rehabilitation services. The study provides much needed evidence on the impact of these important services on people’s lives.
Read Report Here

ICED 5 copy Database of Social Protection & Disability in Asia-Pacific & Africa
Read Report Here


Guatemala National Disability Study 2016
Read Report Here

Malawi Study

FULL REPORT HERE: Uptake of health and rehabilitation referrals for children in Malawi

SUMMARY REPORT HERE: Uptake of health and rehabilitation referrals for children in Malawi

(2017): For many children with disabilities, being able to access health and rehabilitation interventions is important to maximise functioning and improve quality of life. However, even when services are available, evidence suggests that uptake of referrals to these services in low and middle income countries may remain low.
In this study we i) explored uptake of and barriers to attending health and rehabilitation referrals among children in Malawi and ii) conducted a systematic review of interventions which aim to increase access to health services for children in low and middle income countries.

Do hearing aids improve lives? An impact study among a low-income population in Guatemala

(2017): The aim of this study is to assess the impact of hearing impairment and the provision of hearing aids on socio-economic status (poverty), mental health, quality of life and activity participation in Guatemala.

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Evaluating the impact of a community-based parent training programme for children with Cerebral Palsy in Ghana

(2017): Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability in children worldwide, and yet in most low resource settings there are few services available to support children with cerebral palsy or their families. Research is required to understand the effectiveness of community and/or home based programmes to address this gap. This 2-year study aimed to evaluate a participatory caregiver training programme called ‘Getting to know cerebral palsy’ in Ghana. 

Guidelines FOR Consulting WITH Children & Young People with Disabilities

(2016): This document provides a guidance on the importance of consulting with children with disabilities. It provides practical suggestions for consulting
with children and young people with disabilities in a variety of situations. It aims to equip individuals working on child rights with the knowledge and skills  necessary to communicate with children with a variety of disabilities.

This document sets out tips and suggestions for the entire consultation process including: planning for the consultation, general considerations for consulting with children with disabilities, specific tips for communicating with children with different types of impairments, and some case study  examples.

Guidelines FOR Consulting WITH Children & Young People with Disabilities

Communicating with Children with Disabilities

Protect Us! Inclusion of children with disabilities in child protection

Protect us! Rearch on child protection and disability

(2016): Violence against children, at home, at school and in the community, is extremely common. Every year, approximately one billion children around the world experience some form of violence (Hillis, 2016), and this often has a long-lasting negative impact on their lives.

Children with disabilities make up at least 93 million children worldwide and they are even more vulnerable to violence than their peers without disabilities (WHO, 2011). It is therefore important to make sure that child protection, the measures taken to prevent and respond to all forms of violence, is inclusive of children with disabilities.

Community-based rehabilitation for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries

(2016): A systematic review was conducted to assess the evidence for the effectiveness of Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) for people with disabilities in low and middle income countries. This report details the findings from the systematic review, and discusses implications for policy, practice and research.

CBR for people with disabilities report
Barriers and enablers to inclusion in education

Report on inclusion in education for children with disabilities in Malawi

(2015): This report details findings of a qualitative research study commissioned by the Norwegian Association of Disabled (NAD) on barriers and enablers to inclusion in education for children with disabilities in Malawi. Focusing on the perspectives of children with disabilities and their caregivers, the study explored challenges in accessing and progressing through school as well as the quality of the social and learning experiences for children who attended.

 Community-based Rehabilitation for People With Disabilities in Low- and Middle-income Countries: A Systematic Review

(2015): This review identified 15 studies that assessed the impact of community-based rehabilitation on the lives of people with disabilities and their carers in low- and middle-income countries. The studies included in the review used different types of community-based rehabilitation interventions and targeted different types of physical and mental disabilities.

 Karl Report

 WASH Report

Undoing Inequity: Inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene programmes that deliver to all in Uganda and Zambia

(2015): These two mid-term review reports assess the early impacts of the inclusive WASH interventions implemented in Zambia and Uganda. The interventions seek to help build an evidence base on common environmental, attitudinal and institutional barriers to accessing WASH faced by vulnerable individuals. 

 GIZ / ICED Inclusive Social Protection Study Reports: Tanzania and Peru

(2015): The Inclusive Social Protection Study undertaken by GIZ and ICED in Tanzania and Peru resulted in six reports detailing the findings from the respective research methodologies: Policy Analysis, Qualitative Analysis and Quantitative Analysis. Guidelines and tools on how to design and implement inclusive social protection projects for disabled people have been developed from the findings of the study.

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Using the Key Informant Method to Identify Children with Disabilities: A Working Guide 

(2015): This guide provides users with all the information and resources they need to plan a KIM to identify children with disabilities for research, programme or advocacy purposes. The Guide is based on lessons we have learnt along the way in our use of the KIM in various settings, as well as tips for the best outcomes. 

Getting to know Cerebral Palsy

(2014): This is a training manual for facilitators, parents, caregivers, and persons with cerebral palsy. The manual, available in English and Spanish, resulted from a participatory study to develop and evaluate the acceptability of a model rehabilitation training programme for families with a child with cerebral palsy, where there is no access to community rehabilitation or support services for these children.

 Getting to Know Cerebral Palsy

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Building the Evidence in Disability

(2014): Few robust quantitative data on the magnitude and impact of disability on people’s lives are available globally, and amongst the limited evidence base that exists, different methodologies used in defining disability make comparison between countries and over time extremely difficult. This study set out to develop a comprehensive population-based disability survey methodology that was compatible with the ICF, and to explore the relationship between components of the framework.

Include us in education!

(2014): The Full Report and Executive Summary Reports in English, French and Spanish are now available for download. This study is a qualitative research study on barriers and enablers to education for children with disabilities in Nepal.

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 Childhood Disability and Malnutrition in Turkana Kenya

Childhood Disability and Malnutrition Study

(2014): The Main Report and Summary Report now available for download. This study was conducted in Turkana, Kenya using qualitative and quantitative methods to explore the relationship between childhood disability and malnutrition.

The Malawi Key Informant Child Disability Project Study Reports

(2014): The Main Report and Summary Report from our recent study in Malawi, in which community volunteers (Key Informants) were trained to identify children with disabilities who were then screened by medical professionals and referred for appropriate health and rehabilitation interventions are now available for download.

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The Key Informant Child Disability Project in Bangladesh and Pakistan

The Key Informant Child Disability Project in Bangladesh and Pakistan

(2013): A case finding methodology to estimate the prevalence and types of childhood disability.

Cost of Exclusion/Gains of Inclusion

(2013): The report is formed of two parts: PART A – This section presents a systematic review of the literature on the relationship between disability and economic poverty. PART B – Economic Costs of Exclusion and Gains of Inclusion. This section explores the economic consequences of the exclusion and inclusion of people with disabilities in the areas of education, employment and health.


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Cataract impact study reports

(2013): Assessment of the impact of cataract surgery on poverty, activities and health related quality of life among adults aged ≥50 years.

Haiti report

(2013): A population-based survey of Disability.

Representation and evaluation of disability in Haiti - cover
 The Sustainability Study - cover

The Sustainability Study

(2013): Analysis of the policy environment affecting rehabilitation system sustainability in 5 post-conflict countries and development of a participatory tool called the Sustainability Analysis Process. Link to the study’s participatory tool here.

Haiti – Giving with one Hand

(2012): Evaluation of the appropriateness and effectiveness of disability-related interventions in Haiti following the earthquake.

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Plan International reports: Include Us!

(2013): Analysis of data of more than one million children sponsored by PLAN International from 30 different countries to explore the impact of disability.

Evaluating the Impact of Rehabilitation in the Lives of People with Disabilities and their Families in Low and Middle Income Countries. A Review of Tools.

(2010): As there are many tools available for evaluating impact in the international literature, CBM commissioned this review in order to obtain clear guidance on how research can be carried across their programmes in order to generate high quality and reliable evidence on the impact of their programmes in the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

Evaluating the Impact of Rehabilitation in the Lives of People

 CEHH Journal

The Community Ear and Hearing Health Journal

(2004 – 2015): The journal aims to increase awareness, knowledge and skill amongst primary health care and other health workers in this field. The journal focuses on the situation and needs in developing countries and deals with prevention, management and rehabilitation of ear and hearing disorders. 


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