Type
General Knowledge
Author
Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo,
Organization
The World Bank
Published in
2010
Submitted by
Contributor
Related theme(s)
Social Development
Region
All Regions
Country
International

The UN Convention Can it Stimulate Innovation

10-12% world’s population has moderate
to severe disability (or about 700-800 million),
affecting up to 20-25% of households


-Disability has a strong impact on developing
countries
-80% of persons with disabilities live in developing countries
-80-90% of persons with disabilities of working age persons are
unemployed
-1/3 of primary school aged children not in schools due to disabilities or
are looking after family members with disabilities
-MDGs will not be achieved without inclusion of
persons with disabilities
-Business opportunity or reputational risk