Why is social protection vital to ensure that no person with a disability is left behind?

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In her first speech in her new role as the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt said that millions of pounds are lost every year because persons with disabilities in developing countries do not have the support that they need to access employment. Considering this, Stephen Kidd (Senior Social Policy Specialist, Development Pathways), and Morgan Banks (Research Fellow, the International Centre for Evidence in Disability, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), discuss the evidence on the role of social protection in the economic empowerment of persons with disabilities.

Moderator

Alexandra Barrantes, Senior Social Policy Specialist at Development Pathways​

Panellists

Stephen Kidd, Senior Social Policy Specialist, Development Pathways

Morgon Banks, Research Fellow, the International Centre for Evidence in Disability, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine