DPO Best Practices and Learning Guide

This paper will provide the reader with insight into the roles of organisations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) and the merits of their involvement in community programmes. It shall also help increase our own transparency and accountability towards the people and communities we serve. Analyses and best practices of DPO involvement in Light for the World programmes can be found in this paper along with case studies for successful ways of supporting DPO empowerment. The content of this paper is based on interviews and focus group discussions with organisations of persons with disabilities, other project partners and Light for the World programme colleagues in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Northeast India and South Sudan.