Training on Inclusive Development. Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo Disability Advisor EAP World Bank 11/12 July 2006. Objectives of the WB. Poverty reduction & sustainable development. Priorities embodied in the MDG ’ s. Reaching the poorest of the poor.
Disability Advisor EAP World Bank
11/12 July 2006.
For people with disabilities, poverty is multidimensional. It is characterized by:
Material deprivation (low consumption—food--,poor housing)
Low human development (education and health)
Lack of voice and ability to influence decisions that affect their lives
Acute vulnerability to adverse shocks (illness, economic crises, natural disasters, conflict).
In contrast – the medical model which focused on the medical condition of the person.
80% of disabilities stem from preventable causes.
(malnutrition, natural disasters, disease, conflict, traffic & other injuries, birth).