blog iconDisability Benefits: The Neglected Social Security Instrument

A few years ago, I was in Kiribati in the Pacific holding discussions with a group of persons with disabilities (PwDs) who had set up an independent camp in the capital, South Tarawa. They had become disillusioned with the indifference, lack of support and, in some cases, abuse – one...

News IconFree course for global development practitioners on including persons with a disability

7th February 2018: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is launching a new free online course to support global development practitioners to better include persons with a disability....

News IconPersons with a disability not sharing in increased prosperity as focus shifts to social protection

12th March 2018: Persons with a disability are losing ground and not sharing in the increased prosperity of many developing countries. This is according to the findings of a new...

News IconLeading Kenyan parliamentarian set to respond to fresh evidence on disability-inclusive social protection

15th October: The first Krystle Kabare Memorial Event will tomorrow reveal findings from DFID-related research to which she contributed on the role social protection can play in enabling persons with disabilities...

News IconLondon event will agree social protection next steps in follow-up to Global Disability Summit

25th October: In a follow-up to the Global Disability Summit, an expert panel is set to meet to agree next steps in building social protection systems that enable persons with...

blog iconFive things everybody in development should know about disability

A research project looking at social protection for persons with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries has been a very valuable learning experience for me. It was the first time I have done research on disability, and I found that a lot of my thinking – or lack of thinking – on the...

News IconEvery child with a disability needs to access a disability benefit, says new paper

5th November: Children with disabilities are among the most vulnerable children. A disability can throw a child’s family into destitution and often it is the child who is blamed. The...

News IconInclusive social protection will ensure persons with disabilities no longer left behind, event hears

8th November: A shift from social protection as charity to a right is necessary both to tackle stigmatisation of persons with disabilities and to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, a London...

News IconAs DFID commits to disability-inclusive social protection, we highlight an essential solution

3rd December: Development Pathways today sets out a solution for addressing the large gaps in life outcomes between persons with and without disabilities as the UK’s Department for International Development...

News IconFresh evidence on global development progress for persons with disabilities unveiled

17th December 2018: The first global United Nations report to examine disability and the Sustainable Development Goals provides fresh evidence on the need for progress to close the gap in outcomes...