Disability and Development in Burkina Faso

Critical Perspectives

  • Lara Bezzina

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Lara Bezzina
    Pages 1-47
  3. Lara Bezzina
    Pages 121-153
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 245-255

About this book


This book builds upon critiques of development in the disability domain by investigating the necessity and implications of theorising disability from the Global South and how development policies and practices pertaining to disabled people in such contexts might be improved by engaging with their voices and agency. The author focuses on the lived experiences of disabled people in Burkina Faso, while situating these experiences, where necessary, in the wider national and regional contexts. She explores development agencies’ interventions with disabled people and the need to re-think these practices and ideologies which are often framed within western contexts. This work will appeal to policy makers, NGOs, academics, students and researchers in the fields of development and disability studies. 

Lara Bezzina is an independent researcher, activist, practitioner and consultant working in the fields of disability and development. She works with various NGOs in Malta and internationally and is a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta, Malta.  


Postcolonial Global South Global South Burkina Faso Disability Development development agencies INGOs NGOs

Authors and affiliations

  • Lara Bezzina
    • 1
  1. 1.Independent ResearcherMostaMalta

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