Social and Behavioural Change Interventions to Strengthen Disability-Inclusive Programming

November 2020

A girl with disability and her personal assistant attending classes at inclusive primary school Despot Stefan Lazarevic in Belgrade, Serbia.


Persons with disabilities experience exclusion in every aspect of their lives. Stigma and discrimination manifest in many forms, including stereotyping, low expectations, harassment, isolation, abandonment and violence.

Social and behaviour change (SBC) plays a major role in identifying, understanding and addressing the complex socio-cultural practices and social norms that influence negative attitudes and discriminatory behaviours. This report synthesizes research from Oxford Policy Management (OPM) together with Leonard Cheshire and Partnership for Every Child (P4EC) Consultancy Group. It relies on peer-reviewed academic literature as well as case studies documenting experiences in Europe and Central Asia and beyond. 

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