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
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.