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June 03, 2002

World Bank Group appoints Disability Advisor

World Bank Group appoints Judith E. Heumann as its first Disability and Development Advisor. The appointment serves as a vital step in bringing marginalized populations into the mainstream of development by highlighting the importance of disability in Bank Group discussions with client countries and in its country-based analytical work and policy development.

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Disabled Peoples' International Regional Assembly held on Oct. 8-12, 2002

Judith Heumann Recording

Video date: Sept. 11, 2002
This clip is from a video recorded for the Disabled Peoples' International Regional Assembly held on Oct. 8-12, 2002.

Judith Heumann (1947-)

c. 2002
Heumann serves as the World Bank Group's Advisor on Disability and Development from 2002 to 2006 (102374I; Credit: The World Bank).

Disability & Development in the World Bank: FY2000-2007

Document date: May 1, 2008
The objectives of the report are to describe the World Bank Group's involvement in disability as part of its development strategy and to share good practices.