Including persons with disabilities into development: the way forward

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An estimated 15% of the global population, or about 1 billion people, experience some form of disability. Persons with disabilities face many barriers in access to employment, education, services, and are disproportionately affected by poverty. Making sure that everyone can reap the benefits of development, including persons with disabilities, is at the core of the World Bank's mission. On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, the World Bank's Global Advisor on Disability, shares insights about current challenges and opportunities for disability-inclusive development, and explains how the institution has been integrating disability into its operations.

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Phaola Matos
December 07, 2015

Hello greetings from Cusco - Peru
I agree.
many barriers in access to employment, education, services, and are disproportionately affected by poverty specially in Latin America.
We kwow all the countries have a lot of law, but they aren't enforced
so what is the solution.
well in my opinion.
We must work hard and together.
for instance Disability Resources in tourism there are a lot of things
Thanks
Hope to hear from you soon.
Your Friend
Phaola.

Indira Banga
January 01, 2016

It is very important to take into consideration the disabled in the establishment of public policies everywhere! Like other countries,those of sub saharan African countries should be included.