2020
Publisher: 
socialprotection.org
Language:
English

Webinar Presentation: Addressing Disability-related Costs through Social Protection Systems

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 29 October 2020. Understanding disability-related costs is critical to building social protection systems that truly support inclusion, participation, and sustainable escape from poverty of persons with disabilities across the life cycle. It challenges some usual approaches with regards to targeting, mutually exclusive benefits, and focus on incapacity to work rather than support to inclusion. The webinar presented the diversity of disability-related costs (see video) and the role of different methods used to assess them. It also presented some practices of accounting for disability costs in the design of mainstream social protection schemes as well as how low and middle-income countries can progressively build the combination of cash transfers, concessions, and services needed to address them.