Webinar Presentation - Disability identification, assessment, and determination in social protection systems: barriers to access and gateways to support

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 17 November 2020. Studies and exchanges with organizations of people with disabilities reveal how disability assessment and determination procedures are perceived as barriers. This is due to the complexity, duration, lack of accessibility of information, lack of geographic distribution of assessment points, and issues related to dignity and privacy. There are challenges for policymakers in defining disability, setting thresholds, and issues related to fraud as well as the difficulty to rely on self-identification. Based on those practices, recent studies, and extensive exchange with stakeholders, the webinar sought to initiate a conversation on a practical framework for disability assessment and determination in line with CRPD standards and adapted to LMICs contexts.