Mainstreaming inclusion into the financial planning and implementation of disaster risk reduction plans and interventions should be done from the beginning, which will be less costly than adding adaptation and accessibility measures at a later stage during implementation.
For inclusive budgeting:
- Build as much flexibility as possible into funding proposals and budgets.
- Budget for accessibility measures, adaptation mechanisms, reasonable accommodation and technical support from specialized organisations, organisations of persons with disabilities for instance).
- If you lack disaggregated data, estimate that around 15% of the population have some kind of disability.
To allow for flexibility in implementation include a contingency budget line for ‘supporting access for all’ or 'reasonable accommodation’ to your proposal, which allows the implementation of specific activities to ensure inclusion later on, such as:
- Support persons who face barriers and difficulties to travel to and access services (schools, collective centres, health facilities, registration point, distribution point, ageing and disability focal points, cash transfer points etc.);
- To purchase assistive devices, learning aids.
- To develop or purchase accessible communication materials (in different languages and Braille, where appropriate).
- To support the costs of personal assistants and caregivers.