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.
Supporting the dissemination of a background paper, the webinar presented the diversity of disability-related costs 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.
Speakers topics were:
Understanding disability-related costs for better social protection systems.
Accounting for disablity related costs in design of mainstream family assistance schemes, the case of Moldova and Mongolia.
Supporting a survey to estimate the good and services required for basic participation in Indonesia.
How social protection systems can progressively address disability-related costs: the case of Thailand.
Not either or Disability allowance and economic empowerment in Fiji.