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Submitted by Omer on

Many thanks for the comment. You are absolutely right, the disabled often get overlooked and neglected despite the fact that there are over a disabled billion people - 15% of the global population and with some 200 million with severe disabilities. Much of it has to do with sensitizing populations, including within the WBG, and there is a lot that can actually be done to make qualitative changes in their lives at relatively little cost and immense societal benefits in terms of social solidarity and allowing them to participate in the economy as productive members of society. Many projects as well as our country engagement documents, even in fragile and conflict affected states, barely mention the issue - ditto for our ASA. Yet this is an area to which all of us can contribute and though we are much better at this than we used to be, there is still a ways to go.