Budget advocacy is needed for a chance of an inclusive new normal

The COVID-19 crisis has magnified the significant barriers and inequalities faced by persons with disabilities all over the world. Everywhere the lack of accessibility of information and essential services, including health care, has put persons with disabilities at greater risk. In high-income countries, while extensive social protection mechanisms allow for mitigating the impact of the crisis, […]

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The role of public budget

In recent years, as many countries have adopted new legislation to implement the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), interest has been growing on the role of public budget in supporting the inclusion of persons with disabilities. The terms inclusive budgeting, disability budgeting, disability responsive budgeting, are somehow used interchangeably. While they offer […]

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Clarification needed: Measuring Extra Costs of Disability

As we mentioned in our October 2017 blog entry, a growing body of qualitative and quantitative research confirms what is well known to people with disabilities – living with a disability entails extra costs. Not accounting for these costs leads the inadequacy of social protection programs or other programs designed to promote inclusion, an issue […]

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