Commons inquiry 'holds out hope for a new disability focus' for DFID

A committee of MPs has launched an inquiry into whether the UK government should do more to focus on including disabled people in its international development work.

The decision of the Commons international development committee to hold an inquiry into disability and development has been welcomed by a leading disabled academic, who co-authored a major global report on disability.

Estimates suggest there are more than one billion disabled people, but less than four per cent of them benefit from international development assistance.

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