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Brigitte Rohwerder

Research Officer

Brigitte joined IDS in 2013. She currently works mainly on Inclusion Works! and Disability Inclusive Development, two DFID funded programmes implemented through consortiums led by Sightsavers.

Inclusion Works! is focused on supporting people with disabilities in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda into formal employment. Disability Inclusive Development focuses on programmes supporting people with disabilities in Bangladesh, Jordan, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, and Tanzania in relation to education, health, livelihoods, and stigma and discrimination. She has worked for K4D (Knowledge and Evidence for Development) and the GSDRC helpdesks on disability inclusion, humanitarian response, conflict, governance, and social development issues, providing support to DFID, DFAT and EC advisors. She has also worked with the Humanitarian Learning Centre and on the Balancing unpaid care work and paid work project.

Previously, she worked as a researcher for the Post-War Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) on evaluations for DFID, UNICEF and the Government of Afghanistan related to education, refugee return, disaster preparation and response. She has researched and published on disability inclusion in conflict and humanitarian response. She has a MA in Post-War Recovery Studies from the University of York and a MA(Hons) in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews.

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K4D Learning Products

K4D produces a variety of Learning Products to support and enhance learning and update alongside the Helpdesk Reports. The majority of these are commissioned through Learning Journeys although some are to support individual events such as professional development conferences, or...


K4D COVID-19 Resource Hub

The K4D COVID-19 Resource Hub brings together learning across DFID and the UK Government to support their fight against COVID-19 and its consequences.


K4D Learning Journeys

K4D Learning Journeys are collaborative across disciplines, usually involve other UK government departments and development partners, and provide spaces for discussion and reflection linked to real case working scenarios and application. They are facilitated by thematic experts and supported by...


K4D Research Helpdesk

The Helpdesk service provides the UK Department for International Development (DFID) with quick access to evidence and analysis on development policy and programme questions through rapid response or more substantive emerging issues reports, from our team of qualified researchers.



What does Covid-19 mean for people with disabilities?

The global Covid-19 pandemic has starkly exposed the fragility of our supposedly connected world. Everyone, including those who lead secure and comfortable lives, has been rapidly catapulted into health, social and economic challenges of exceptional scale and severity. However, what is clear...

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Mary Wickenden & 3 others

27 April 2020


Brigitte Rohwerder’s recent work