Development for all

Inclusion- World Development and Disability

At a critical economic time for the world it is, inevitably, the world’s poorest that will suffer the most. The poorest of the poor are people with disabilities.10% of the population, close to 650 million people of whom 80% live in developing countries.

People with a disability face many barriers including social exclusion. This not only means decreased access to education, health, employment and decision making, but being excluded from participating in community life and everyday social activities most people take for granted.

Poverty is both a cause and consequence of disability and we need to ensure that the benefits of development reach those who are most excluded - that people with a disability must be actively included in development aims.

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  • Venue BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne VIC,
  • Date & time 7/04/2009 6:00:00 PM