Social Development Direct

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Social Development Direct (SDDirect) is a leading provider of high-quality, innovative and expert social development assistance and research services.

With over 20 years of experience, we work to build inclusive societies in which all women, men, girls and boys are valued and empowered to make choices about their own development.

We run the Disability Inclusion Helpdesk to share the research and learning from Inclusive Futures. Our Helpdesk provides research and advice to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and other UK Government staff on disability inclusion in policy and programming.


We're involved in the consortium because…


"...we put social inclusion at the core of everything we do, and we are passionate in our commitment to equitable and inclusive development."


"...we have extensive experience in applied social development research, and our in-house research and quality assurance team provides consistently high quality services."


"...with over 80 disability inclusion experts on our consultant roster, we can respond quickly and effectively to urgent requests for research, technical advice and capacity development support."

Learn more about Social Development Direct's work on disability inclusion