This summary provides an overview of the most important results from a joint qualitative study conducted in November and December 2020, consisting of 18 interviews with DPO (10) and GIZ (8) representatives from around the world. The aim of the study was to identify existing barriers to, as well as indicators for, successful participation of/ collaboration with DPOs, in particular for German development cooperation. All interviewees had experience working on disability inclusion in development cooperation. Today we want to share some documents with the results of our collaboration and your important contributions thus far and provide a brief overview of the next steps.
The next step will be to develop the content and design of the actual toolkit. The main target group will be GIZ project developers and managers and other German development agencies. We want to target especially people who don’t have any experience and knowledge of the basics of DPO participation and inclusive project management. Our aim is to provide easy-to-read and comprehensive information, to arouse interest and problem awareness, to be solution- oriented and introduce best practices and rules that our target groups can apply to their work. Based on our provisional schedule, our product will be ready by the end of the year. Ms. Nguyen Thi Lan Anh, Director of ACDC, is one of the members who participated in the book consultation.
Please find Download the executive summary of the study results.