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Including Persons with Disabilities in Water Sector Operations : A Guidance Note

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16997
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Water Papers
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World Bank
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2017-07-10T16:25:25Z
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2017-07-10T16:25:25Z
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2017-07
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Globally, more than a billion people, approximately 15 percent of the world’s population, or one in seven persons, have disabilities. Of those, 80 percent live in developing countries. This number is expected to increase as the prevalence of disability is impacted by disease, war and conflict, natural disasters, and road traffic injuries, among other factors. In addition, persons over the age of 60 comprise 12 percent of the world’s population; that proportion is set to rise over 20 percent by 2050. There is a strong correlation between aging and the onset of disability. Persons with disabilities make up a sizable portion of the 2.4 billion people who still lack access to sanitation, and the 663 million who lack access to safe drinking water. Although there are inadequate data to assess the exact number of persons with disabilities who face water scarcity and lack of access, there is evidence that points to the relative marginalization and invisibility of this population in water sector development programs. A 2011–12 survey of 16 Area Development Programs run by World Vision in Ethiopia showed that 96.6 percent of people with disabilities and the elderly faced difficulties in accessing basic water facilities. The note collates recommended strategies and practices in disability-inclusive development programming. It identifies entry points for disability-inclusive water operations in World Bank Group–supported programs, projects and advisory services, and analytics. Case studies, including World Bank Group and external examples, are provided to highlight the use of recommended practices. In addition, the annexes list several technical assistance resources to support task teams and clients in ensuring that infrastructure and services are inclusive of persons with disabilities.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/27542
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English
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en
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
DISABILITIES
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WATER ACCESS
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ACCESSIBILITY
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INCLUSION
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Including Persons with Disabilities in Water Sector Operations
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A Guidance Note
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Report
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2017-07-10
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/834711499660401130/Including-persons-with-disabilities-in-water-sector-operations-a-guidance-note
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yes
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090224b084da7cd1_1_0
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27711486
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117306
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/834711499660401130/pdf/117306-WP-P161461-PUBLIC-Disabilities.pdf
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Social Protections and Labor :: Disability
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Water Resources :: Water Resources Institutions and Participations
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Water Resources :: Water Rights
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Water Resources :: Water and Human Health
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Water Supply and Sanitation :: Water Utility Services to the Poor
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Water- Water and Sanit Prgrm (GWASP)

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