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Thank you so much Chinh for sharing your thoughts. In some of the developing countries, budgetary allocation for the disability is minimal in comparison to the actual need. Govts often expect development partners to invest in disability sector and expect CSOs to implement programs and projects with donors support. With a regards to your point on the need for coordination between the donors/ CSOs and the government, it is indeed important to have a mechanism in place to prioritize and and ensure development partners policies and programs compliment the national socio-economic development plans. The Annual Disability Policy Dialogues between development partners and government can be one viable option to bring disability stakeholders on a common platform to  ensure better use of resources and interventions are need-driven. As done in the case of Lao PDR, the Annual disability Policy Dialogue should be led by OPDs in coordination with the government and with active participation of the development partners.