Knowledge and experiences of disability in rural and urban areas of bangladesh: a qualitative study

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Sightsavers worked with a range of partner organisations to implement a project titled ‘Inclusive: Barrier-free inclusive society for persons with disabilities’. The project aimed to promote equal participation of people with disabilities in socio-economic activities and community life and contribute to the delivery of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in Bangladesh. The project was co-funded by Sightsavers and the European Commission.

The study presented here was integrated into this project and aimed to explore disability issues from different stakeholder perspectives; to examine knowledge of available health and rehabilitation services, as well as challenges and coping strategies, as experienced by people with disabilities and their families. The study was undertaken in collaboration with the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR).


Read the report (pdf)
Bangladesh Disability Report

Study details
Start date
October 2014
Finish date
June 2015
9 months
Main contact
Elena Schmidt
Director of SPIDER
  • European Commission
  • International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research