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A Social Business Case on Disability Inclusion in Development

3 December 2018


Today is World Disability Day – a great day to celebrate the value of human diversity! That is why the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development (DCDD) is making a case today for the value of a disability inclusive society, by launching a ‘social business case’.

Preventing new cases

Over 1 billion people in the world have some form of disability according to WHO, that is 1 in 7. At least 80% of this billion are estimated by the UN to live in low– and middle-​income countries. Due to the barriers they face in accessing services and jobs, persons with disabilities make up a disproportionate percentage of the poorest sections of the community. Not only people themselves – but societies at large – are paying a high price for exclusion. What can investments in a more inclusive society bring us?
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DCDD disability day

Infographic by DCDD

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