Report on Costs of Exclusion & Gains of Inclusion of People with Disabilities

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, with support from CBM, has launched a report on ‘The Economic Costs of Exclusion and Gains of Inclusion of People with Disabilities: Evidence from Low and Middle Income Countries’.

The report, in two parts, presents a systematic review of the literature on the relationship between disability and economic poverty and explores the economic consequences of the exclusion and inclusion of people with disabilities in the areas of education, employment and health. The key pathways through which these economic costs may arise are discussed and studies that have attempted to quantify the financial impacts are reviewed.

The report can also be downloaded from ICED website.