Poverty, social and economic deprivation is the everyday experience of people with impairments in developing countries. Their access to various services is often restricted and their opportunity to secure enough income to meet their basic needs is almost non existent. This paper highlights the relationship between po verty and disability and how this affects the position of disabled people in developing societies by drawing particularly on the experience of their fellows in Jordan, as well as in Afghanistan.
Poverty and disabled people in development context: examples from Jordan and Afghanistan[Draft], presented at Staying Poor: Chronic Poverty and Development Policy, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, 7-9 April 2003. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Manchester, UK, 10 pp.