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Economic independence of people with disabilities

This review aims to draw together existing evidence on the effects of interventions designed to improve the labour market situation for adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities in low and middle income countries.

Drawing on primary data, academic analysis and practitioner commentaries, it describes the range, diversity and impact of interventions undertaken across a range of countries between 1990 and 2013. These interventions are a key way of achieving the goal of a socially inclusive society, where all individuals and groups are able to claim and exercise their rights and responsibilities. Published May 2016.

 

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Achieving the SDGs: three lessons from the High-Level Political Forum

Every year, as we examine progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, it is clear to see that setting ambition is easier than achieving it.

Andrew Griffiths, July 2021
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How inclusive voluntary national reviews can help us work towards the SDGs

Sightsavers' Aissata Ndiaye shares key highlights from a discussion at the UN High-Level Political Forum about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Aissata Ndiaye, July 2021
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Statement: Sightsavers’ response to UK aid reduction decision

Sightsavers' director of policy and programme strategy, Dom Haslam, responds to the "devastating" outcome of the vote to keep the budget for international development at 0.5% of national income.

July 2021