Disability, in recent times has been increasingly addressed as a mainstream rather than standalone focus of development initiatives. Thus to realize the motto of “leave no one behind” of SGD, we need a disability inclusive national budget for undertaking disability-inclusive development initiatives.
People with disability often face discrimination and are denied of their fundamental rights despite government commitment in the form of SDGs and separate budget allocation, political willingness and existence of a legal framework. Even after the enactment of the ‘Disabilities Rights and Protection Act 2013’, there is limited enforcement of policies due to lack of institutional knowledge on disability and disabled people’s rights. Around 7 per cent Bangladeshis have some form of disability. To realize the full potential of the population for economic and social advancement, we need to have more disability inclusive initiatives .