This report, from 2016, is based on the results of a qualitative study of Humanity & Inclusion's inclusive livelihoods programs in 10 developing countries. The goal was to increase wage employment of people with disabilities by providing employers with the best practices showcasing successful wage employment facilitated by Humanity & Inclusion and partner businesses, enterprises, and organizations.
This study focuses on low and middle income countries, mainly the following ten: Algeria, Bolivia, Colombia, Egypt, Haiti, Laos, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia. According to the WHO, 80% of people with disabilities live in developing countries. Handicap International found that across the 24 countries and states surveyed, the service sector is the sector that most frequently hires people with disabilities, especially in administrative roles. From our survey, results report that employers from several Asian and Latin American countries are increasing initiatives around disability inclusive employment.
However, the findings of this report show there is still work to be done to increase inclusive employment measures.
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Situation of wage employment of people with disabilities: Ten developing countries in focus (2016)