Project “Towards Inclusive Social Protection Systems To Advance The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities” (2019-20)

Organization(s): IDA, ILO, UNICEF, UNPRPD
Regions: World
Country: World
Language: English

Building on the process facilitated by ILO and International Disability Alliance (IDA) that led to the adoption of a joint statement on inclusive social protectionm and the current momentum on universal social protection, the UNPRPD funded project, implemented jointly by ILO and UNICEF in close cooperation with IDA seeks the collaborative development of capacity across countries, DPOs, development agencies and academia to support reforms towards inclusive social protection systems fostering inclusion and empowerment, in compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

The main components of the project are:

  • Collaborative production of thematic background papers reviewing recent or on-going reforms and proposing possible policy solutions to promote to disability inclusive social protection systems
  • Contribution to mainstreaming disability-inclusive social protection in Inter-Agency Social Protection Assessment (ISPA) tools
  • Joint learning with countries engaged in reform towards inclusive social protection through provision of technical assistance
  • Support to effective DPO engagement in national dialogues on social protection strategies and policy reforms to make social protection systems more inclusive
  • Development of technical guidance documents and training modules for inclusive social protection systems

See Concept Note

Related Key Issues

Universality of protection and effective access

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Universality of Protection

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