Case Studies on Leaving No One Behind

A companion volume to the Development Co-operation Report 2018

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These case studies complement the 2018 Development Co-operation Report: Joining forces to leave no one behind. Case study contributors share knowledge and lessons on what it takes to answer the pledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind through national and sub-national policies, strategies and programmes as well as international development co-operation projects, programmes and partnerships. The insights, good practices and lessons shared in these case studies were provided by diverse actors. These include official development co-operation ministries and agencies from members of the OECD and the Development Assistance Committee, international organisations, developing country governments, civil society organisations, business, and research bodies.


The case studies highlight experiences from projects and programmes in leaving no one behind and reaching the furthest behind. They are organised and presented under two broad categories:

1. Reaching and including people and places;

2. The enabling role of international co-operation: policies, partnerships and data.



Success factors for integrating people with disabilities in Lebanese society

The non-profit organisation, arcenciel, was created in the midst of the Lebanese civil war, in 1985. Its five founders saw that the needs of an increasing number of people with disabilities, who had been wounded by war, were not being properly addressed. The technical aid (wheelchairs, crutches etc.) coming from Europe and People’s Republic of China was not adapted to the Lebanese context, including roads. Supporting people with disabilities was not a priority for the state as it was focused on trying to rebuild itself after a war. Therefore, arcenciel opened its own technical aid manufactory, employing people with disabilities to design and locally produce technical aid. It provided an opportunity for these people to become active members of society again while also improving the lives of other persons with disabilities.


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