Where We Work

CBM currently works in 65 countries through 672 projects, serving millions of people with disabilities annually.

About 2.5 billion people live in the 50 poorest countries of the world. CBM provides services in most of these 50 countries. CBM’s engagement in a country is considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account factors such as population and political stability.

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Factors Determining Support

Criteria used to determine countries of priority for CBM include:

  • Countries that have severe poverty as determined by the Human Development Index (HDI)
  • Countries with a large population of poor people
  • Countries with a high prevalence of under-served disabilities
  • Countries with a resource center for other countries


Within each country, CBM works closely with a network of local, trusted organizations that support CBM’s holistic approach.

These partners are audited and reviewed regularly to ensure that their program delivery meets high quality standards, they are running effectively to bring sustainable change to the poorest communities, and to make sure donor funds are clearly accounted for and used for their intended purpose. CBM works closely with its partners to plan, implement and monitor programs, assess the level of support required by a partner, provide expert advice and support capacities to achieve sustainable development and long-term impact.

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