Senior Officials? Meeting on South-to-South Cooperation on Disability in collaboration with UNESCAP, Thailand 19-20 August 2010
Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) Dream Team Meeting, Bangkok Thailand, 15 August 2010
Information for Training of Trainers for Community-based Rehabilitation (CBR) through an Inclusive Development Approach
This article appeared in Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal 2009, Volume 20, no.1. Reprinted here with permission
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After nearly 30 years of experience worldwide, CBR is still struggling to gain recognition as a legitimate model of service-provision to disabled people. It claims that it is an effective, cost-efficient, sustainable model needing to be borne out by evidence. In this regard we have sought to present some considerations, and identify that there are different levels at which to explore different kinds of evidence. First, it was noted that there are promising possibilities for obtaining and incorporating evidence at the direct service-provision and CBR technique level.
The UN Convention of the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) ratified in April 2008 by 20 countries provides a new instrument in ensuring equal opportunities for disabled people. It also may form a powerful tool to ensure further CBR development.