The vast majority of people with disabilities in developing countries are unemployed.
We have supported over 18,000 people with disabilities into paid or self-employment in Africa and Asia, and provided skills training for over 50,000.
Our innovative ‘Livelihoods Resource Centres’ act as one-stop-shops for disabled people seeking employment, providing training, career guidance and links between employees and employers. They are unique in offering the full range of support that disabled people need when looking for jobs or becoming self-employed.
We currently have livelihoods projects in Bangladesh, China, India, Liberia, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
- Access to Livelihoods in South and East Asia and South Africa
- Livelihoods promotion in Bangladesh
- Promoting economic inclusion of people with disabilities in rural China
- Access to livelihoods in the metropolitan region of Mumbai, India
- Understanding the political and institutional conditions for effective poverty reduction for persons with disabilities in Liberia
- Accessible and sustainable livelihoods for people with disabilities in Uganda
- Access to livelihoods in Zimbabwe
Recognising innovative practice
In December 2012 our Livelihoods Resource Centres were chosen by the Zero Project's selection committee of renowned disability and employment experts as an outstanding example of ‘Innovative Practice’ relating to people with disabilities and employment.