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Presentation to set out solutions after Mordaunt said persons with a disability neglect costs millions

Development Pathways and the International Centre for Evidence in Disability are to set out how to include persons with disabilities in social protection after the UK Government said that their neglect costs millions.

Stephen Kidd, Senior Social Policy Specialist at Development Pathways and Morgon Banks, research fellow, the International Centre for Evidence in Disability, will present on Why is social protection vital to ensure that no person with a disability is left behind? Their proposals, to be set out on Thursday on SocialProtection.org, come after Penny Mordaunt, in her first speech as international development secretary, said she would make persons with a disability a priority for DFID.

In the speech, Mordaunt said that it is often impossible for persons with a disability to gain an education or to make a living, and as a result millions of pounds of economic output is lost. More recently, she set out a general role for cash transfers in development in a newspaper interview, although without specifically mentioning persons with a disability.

In the webinar on Thursday, Kidd and Morgon will set out how social protection is vital to the sustainable development goals that nobody is left behind, and part of the support required for persons with a disability to play a full role in societies and economies. They will point to the impact of schemes for persons with a disability in Nepal and Vietnam, and discuss whether they are models for other countries to put in place disability-sensitive social protection schemes. 

You can register for the webinar, to be held at midday on Thursday 25th January, by clicking here.