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Master Thesis

L'eau pour tous à Madagascar : un défi pour Handicap International

Abstract : How could the accessibility of water infrastructures limit the exclusion of disabled people? Such is the question that this thesis tries to answer, in the framework of a six month internship in Madagascar with the NGO Handicap International completing the last semester of the "International Organization: IGO, NGO" Master at the Political Science Institute of Grenoble. More specifically, this paper stresses three crucial questions: (i) How do disabled people live today in Madagascar and what exists to fight the exclusion of "the poorest among the poor"? (ii) In which way does the methodological approach used in the "Water Infrastructures Accessibility" branch of the project, promoting awareness, training, consultation and participation of the actors involved can improve the inclusion of disabled people? (iii) Which factors are likely to create a gap between the objectives at the start of the project and the results once the activities are implemented in Mahajanga? This thesis is based on numerous interviews given to mahajangese local authorities and the Malagasy civil society, several field missions in order to meet disabled people and citizens going to fetch water, the capitalization of the project and a lot of reading. This work results in an overview of the current situation of disabled people in Madagascar. More than just an explication of the context and an analysis on the exclusion that disabled people put up with daily, this thesis stresses the proper procedures and the know-how used by Handicap International in the implementation of accessible water infrastructures, enabling the improvement of the inclusion of all. In the final part, detailed research on the project itself, the political situation of the island and the Malagasy character will be an invitation to think about the success or failure of development projects.
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Laure Bottinelli. L'eau pour tous à Madagascar : un défi pour Handicap International. Science politique. 2011. ⟨dumas-00808422⟩



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