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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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Sightsavers and disability rights
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Setting out Sightsavers’ approach to behaviour change

In the context of COVID-19, Sightsavers’ new lead on behaviour change communication introduces her work and explains why behaviour change is so crucial to our mission.

Cathy Stephen, July 2020
A man examines the eyesight of a young boy who uses a wheelchair.
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Great progress, but not for all: cataract surgical rate in Pakistan

Cataract surgical rate only measures quantity of services, and quality remains neglected. This raises questions that need addressing.

Itfaq Khaliq Khan, June 2020
A young man using a wheelchair on a road in Kenya.
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COVID-19: Africa’s economic recovery must leave no one behind

Many people with disabilities work in the informal sector. Unless they can leave their house every day, they struggle to meet their basic needs. For them, the situation is dire.

Edwinah Orowe, June 2020