Research Reports

Often, in community programmes supported by AIFO, there is a research component, especially participatory and emancipatory research. Some recent reports of significant research projects are presented. All the reports are in PDF format and all links open in a new window.

Emancipatory research in West Bank, Palestine

A CBID programme in West Bank focusing on women with disabilities, managed by Italian NGO “Educaid”, was carried out in 2014-16. Aifo was involved in this project for carrying out a specific component related to emancipatory disability research (EDR). Reports of this research are provided here (2017):

Community Mental Health Network in China

The second phase of a community mental health network programme was carried out in four provinces of China during 2014-16. Following reports of this project are provided (2017):

Inclusion, Disability, International Cooperation – The Italian Development Cooperation Experience 2009-2014

Disability and Development – A new publication from RIDS (Italian Disability Network)

  • Disability and Development – A publication from RIDS (Italian Disability Network) of which AIFO is a member, on the inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the International Development Cooperation (2015)

Final Report of the multi-country project that looked at increasing awareness about mental health issues in the CBR programmes in Mongolia, Indonesia and Liberia and at the human rights of persons with mental illness in a prison of Salvador (Brazil)

Impact of ten years of a Community-based Rehabilitation programme in Mandya district, India

A research on the Impact of ten years of a CBR programme covering Mandya district in south Karnataka in India was carried out in 2009-10 in collaboration with University of Florence (Italy) and London school of Child Health (UK). A publication presenting the main results of this research is available for download.