CIP supports international and national stakeholders to ensure that policies, practices and programs foster full and effective inclusion of disadvantaged groups, in particular for persons with disabilities, by the full realization of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and other human rights frameworks and development agendas through policy analysis, research, training, and strategic thinking,
We work collaboratively in partnership with national and international non-governmental organizations.
Our goal is to contribute to building the capacity for inclusive policy through knowledge development and dissemination, technical assistance, and by facilitating dialogue and links between various stakeholders.
Who we are
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization registered in Washington, DC, United States.
Fields of expertise
Public finance for inclusion
Inclusive social protection and community support
Data for inclusion
has extensive experience in the area of disability and inclusive development in research, operations, and capacity building.
Having worked for many years with the World Bank but also with a wide range of other international development agencies, governments, academics, and civil society organizations.
is a Peruvian human rights lawyer and disability rights advocate.
In Peru, he has been actively involved in the drafting, advocacy and monitoring of laws and policies relating to persons with disabilities. He is the president of the NGO Society and Disability – SODIS and member of the Latin American Network of Psychosocial Diversity. He was formerly the research coordinator for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
is a long-time disability rights activist who contributed to numerous campaigns to improve laws and policies at the states and Union level in India. Passionate about CRPD compliant policy analysis, she has reviewed Union and States budget from a disability perspective every year since 2012 for the People Budget initiative led by CBGA.
is a disability rights activist from the Philippines.
He is actively promoting accessibility, development of support services particularly the establishment of personal assistance system and access to assistive products.
is the Research Director of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. She has over 20 years of experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research on disability policy issues in the U.S. and in low-and moderate-income countries.
is a Disability Data Advisor with many years of experience in the field of health sciences focusing primarily on disability, functioning and health. A long time member of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics, he chaired the working groups on child disability and inclusive education.
has contributed to a wide
body of written work addressing all aspects of disability data collection which is used
She served as the head of the Secretariat of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics from its inception until the present, and has conducted numerous training sessions, provided extensive technical
assistance, and has been an invited to speak at a range of events on the collection and analysis of
disability data at the country, regional and international level.
has over 40 years of experience in comparative disability policy.
In 2002, she took early retirement and founded Disability Policy Solutions (DPS) where
the bulk of her work in recent years has focused on disability assessment and
employment promotion issues for persons with disabilities.
is an assistant professor at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia and a Research Associated at Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at Oxford University. She has experience working on disability, poverty and social protection in LMICs. She has worked with countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
is a Research Administrator with a DC-based university where her focus is ending violence against women. With over 20 years of professional experience, Heather brings a variety of expertise to CIP including budget development and long-range planning, finance and operations, personnel management, process/systems improvement strategies, and pre/post award administration.
has 15 years’ experience in public finance and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She has led numerous research projects, for multilateral organisations, research institutes, government/parliamentary bodies, and civil society organisations.
is a young international law and human rights’ law
scholar from Iran. She has her PhD in public international law from
University of Tehran.
Her main areas of focus are the rights of people with
disabilities, gender and disability, human rights, and justice and
has developed analyses of public policies related to disability in Chile.
As director of studies at Symbolon, she has conducted research on the housing, health and subjective well-being gaps of people with disabilities for government and academia.
is a youth disability rights activist. He works with youth with psychosocial disabilities through peer support group programs, social media campaigns, disability rights advocacy, and awareness campaigns at different events to raise issues on persons with psychosocial disabilities to the public.
Professor in the Department of Economics, co-director of the Disability Studies Program and founding director of the Research Consortium on Disability at Fordham University.
Social justice activist and public policy practitioner, with over a decade’s experience working across government and civil society. He has focused extensively on disability inclusion, and has advised the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on disability and other inclusion issues.
Has been active in various activities related to disability issues, human rights, wheelchair provision system, urban development, and policy advocacy in Indonesia and international level.