Social protection and disability in Mauritius

This report comprises one component of the DFID-financed study: “Leaving no-one behind: How social protection can help persons with disabilities move out of extreme poverty.” It is one of seven country case studies to identify good practice in enabling the inclusion of persons with disabilities in social protection systems and programmes. The research aims to address the gaps in knowledge in the design and delivery of social protection for persons with disabilities and find examples of good practice that can be used to improve policies and programmes so that social protection in developing countries can become more disability sensitive.

The report is based on a review of relevant literature on access to social protection by persons with disabilities in Mauritius and limited qualitative field research in the capital city Port Luis from 11-14 October 2016. In total, the team carried out 10 key informant interviews (KIIs) and focus group discussions (FGDs) with Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and government officials.