Welcome to the October edition of our monthly newsletter!
This month’s newsletter is dedicated to the topic of disability-inclusive social protection. According to the World Bank, approximately one billion people worldwide live with disabilities. This number is expected to grow in the future as a result of ageing populations and increases in chronic health conditions associated with impairment and disability.

More than ever, the recent COVID-19 crisis has evidenced the need to promote adequate and inclusive social protection systems and programmes that promote disability-related support, as persons with disability are more likely to live in poor households, have limited access to employment opportunities, and have lower education enrolment and attendance rates.

In this issue, we highlight many resources related to this theme, including one of the sessions of our Global e-Conference “Turning the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity: What’s next for social protection?”, which took place from 5 to 8 October 2020 and also marked socialprotection.org’s 5th anniversary. For more information about the discussions held during the conference, access this blog post, which highlights the sessions’ main topics and outputs and provides links to the recordings.  

We are also pleased to share with you two important publications:

We are delighted to share with you our 2020 Annual Report! Gain insight into the past year's achievements and content highlights. Thank you for your support!
This compilation showcases the results of more than 160 webinars we have organized with several institutions throughout five years of activities.
Upcoming Webinars
Addressing disability-related costs through social protection systems

29  October
19:00 (GMT +11)
Past Webinar
e-Conference session highlight
Drawing on this month´s theme, we highlight one of the sessions of our e-conference, which discussed how to ensure that gender and disability are fully integrated into COVID-19 response and beyond. Click here to watch the recording!
Disability inclusive social protection response to the COVID-19 crisis
UNPRPD | Embracing Diversity | UNICEF | IDA | ILO
Disability Inclusive social protection response to the COVID-19 crisis
Center for Inclusive Policy
The Disability Benefits Database, created and updated by Development Pathways, provides a global overview of social protection schemes for persons with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries, including transfer values and number of beneficiaries.
Blog posts
Session summaries and links: Global e-Conference Turning the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity: What’s next for social protection?
By socialprotection.org team
Barriers to access social assistance for disabled children in Kazakhstan
By Jana Šulcová
The Pacific Corner Series: Improving women’s access to social protection
by Line Jensen
Economic recovery begins with children (and older people, and people with disabilities): the urge for universal lifecycle cash transfers as a response to

By Louise Moreira Daniels
Job Opportunities and Calls for Papers
Junior Economist
Development Pathways | London | Apply by 03 November
International Consultant: Cash Based Transfers and Social Protection
WFP | Suva | Apply by 02 November
Deputy Director, Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equity Division (ESP)
FAO | Rome | Ongoing
Discover the Global e-Conference resources: