Disability-inclusive development is of interest to the Water Global Practice of the World Bank, to the World Bank’s twin goals of reducing extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity, and to Sustainable Development Goal 6 (to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all).
Indonesia’s Community-Based Drinking Water and Sanitation Program (PAMSIMAS) includes comprehensive disability-inclusive approaches in its components. The project focuses on improving participation and access to disability-inclusive water supply and sanitation facilities, and has managed to do so at scale. The first section of this case study summarizes the project and discusses why and how, with the Assistance of the Government of Australia, this project has been able to involve persons with disabilities through all stages of the process. The second section delves into the cost of disability-inclusive activities.