Dr Ana María Sánchez Rodríguez member of the Assisting Living and Learning (ALL) Institute publishes article in the journal 'Disability and Society' entitled 'Disability-inclusive development: a postcolonial analysis in Lao PDR'
In the last few years, the international development community has been promoting Disability-Inclusive Development (DID). However, there is no consistent definition of this approach, and it is applied differently by international development and humanitarian organizations. In this article I explore the possibility that Disability-Inclusive Development is creating new forms of colonial power through the work of international organizations in the Global South, and how organizations of persons with disabilities are interpreting this approach. I focus on the case of Lao People’s Democratic Republic to understand how and when Disability-Inclusive Development is embraced or rejected.