Despite numerous policies and statements regarding disability and poverty reduction, it is still estimated that 50,000 people, including 10,000 disabled people, die every day as a result of extreme poverty.
This paper looks at the changes that have taken place in recent years around poverty, disability and the relationship between the two. The nature of the changes are assessed, examining who controls the agenda and what prospects there are for progress. The role that disabled people and poor people have in setting and implementing the current agenda is questioned. Finally the paper looks at some ways forward and makes some suggestions as to how poverty and disability can be more effectively addressed.
A 2-page executive summary is available as well as the full report.
Enabling disabled people to reduce poverty study: Disability, poverty and the new development agenda, Disability Knowledge and Research Programme, 33 pp.