Disability Inclusive Infrastructure Guidance for DFID


Service line: Sustainable Cities / Enabling Technologies

Project: Preparing Guidance on Disability Inclusive Infrastructure for DFID

Client: DFID / Social Development Direct (SDD) & PwC

Partner organisations: World Enabled 

Dates: 10/2018 - 01/2019

UrbanEmerge worked with SDD and World Enabled to produce a DFID external guidance document on What Works for Disability Inclusive Infrastructure. The document describes challenges such as enforcement of policy, building awareness of government and design professionals, implementing appropriate design standards and overcoming cultural and attitude barriers that can prevent people with disabilities from being involved in design consultation or from using infrastructure. The guidance document sets out best practice and lessons learned with case studies from programmes and initiatives in low and middle-income countries. UrbanEmerge also contributed to a wider team including Arup, PwC, MDY Legal and SDD to develop an internal guidance document for DFID on how to apply disability inclusion to their programmes. These outputs were delivered through the DFID Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development (ICED) Facility (2015 - 2019) to help DFID Advisors and development partners improve disability inclusion in infrastructure programmes.