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Building Inclusive Social Protection Systems for Persons with Disabilities

This report examines how to make social protection systems and schemes more inclusive of persons with disabilities. Social protection can play a key role in empowering persons with disabilities by addressing the additional costs they face, yet the majority of persons with disabilities are currently excluded from schemes.

Leaving No-one Behind: Building Inclusive Social Protection Systems for Persons with Disabilities identifies a wide range of barriers persons with disabilities experience in accessing social protection to be overcome. It calls for better data on disability, disability-specific and old age pension schemes and expanded coverage; adapting communications about social protection schemes; and improving disability assessment mechanisms. It is the result of a DFID project involving a review of the literature, an analysis of household survey datasets, and consultations with key stakeholders and persons with disabilities in seven low- and middle-income countries: Brazil, India, Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia.

It concludes: “There is much to be done but, if no-one is to be left behind, it is imperative that a much greater focus is placed on building disability-inclusive social protection systems and schemes.”

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  • Persons with disability in developing countries, average livelihood levels, are way behind those in developed countries.




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