Social protection programmes for people with disabilities (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1137)

Abstract

Key findings

Please identify a selection of examples where countries have implemented pensions and other forms of social protection for people with disability in the context of constraints such as low administrative capacity, poor infrastructure and remoteness. Provide information, where possible, on the basic design (e.g. transfer size, coverage), and the way in which disability is defined and assessed for the purposes of eligibility.

Overview

This mapping report gives an overview of nine social protection programmes for people with disabilities. The programmes are all run by governments of low income or lower middle income states in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Many of the programmes have been established within the last decade, for example in Uganda, Kenya and Indonesia, and may still be in trial and error mode. Others are due to be re-designed within the coming year, such as the programmes of Sierra Leone and Bangladesh.

The report lists two categories of programmes. One of them is programmes that are intended to serve as a wider social safety net, and include disability among other criteria. The other category is for programmes that are specifically designed with disabled people in mind.

Citation

Oddsdottir, F. Social protection programmes for people with disabilities (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1137). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2014) 14 pp.

Social protection programmes for people with disabilities (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1137)

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