Publications on Disability and work


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    From sick to fit: Case management gaining ground as work reintegration tool

    01 December 2011

    With health care systems increasingly under pressure, and spending on disability benefits continuing to rise, a growing number of employers, governments and insurers are looking for ways to get injured or sick employees back to work. Patrick Moser, a Geneva-based journalist, reports.

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    Ethiopia: Women with disabilities harness the power of entrepreneurship

    23 November 2011

    Despite the role of empowerment in improving the livelihoods of poor people, there is still a huge gap between the theory of empowerment and its practice. To help bridge this gap and provide guidance, this story describes real-life empowerment made possible by the ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Programme on disability which set out to provide and promote entrepreneurship training for disabled women in Ethiopia, in partnership with local organizations. It is part of a series of stories of empowerment produced by the Development Co-operation Directorate - Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Network on Poverty Reduction of the OECD.

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    Promoting training and employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities: International experience

    10 November 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 103

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    Disability in the workplace: Employers’ organizations and business networks

    09 November 2011

    This report presents 12 contemporary case studies of employers' organizations and business networks and their work around the issue of disability in the workplace.

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    Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategy for the elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation (Volume 1 of 2)

    15 October 2011

    The period under review included two Strategic Policy Frameworks (SPFs), 2006–09 and 2010–15, and three P&B biennia covering the period from 2007 to 2011. The evaluation team assessed the evolution of the ILO’s non-discrimination work from activities responding to the Global Reports (GRs) and Action Plans (APs), to a specific strategic outcome, Outcome 17, under the 2010–11 P&B.

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    Moving towards disability inclusion

    12 August 2011

    This publication provides insights into how disability perspectives may be incorporated into policies, laws, services and programmes, and the essential elements for sustainable and inclusive growth of societies. ILO-Irish Aid supported projects on disability (INCLUDE and PEPDEL) operating in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Thailand and Viet Nam provide the basis for the case stories, examples of good practice and lessons learned presented in this publication.

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    A guideline for employment services for people with disabilities

    01 July 2011

    A guideline aimed at supporting implementation of friendly and accessible employment promotion services for people with disabilities and was produced only in Mongolian.

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    Disability in the Workplace: Company Practices

    24 January 2011

    This report presents 25 contemporary case studies of company policies and practices related to disability, including hiring and retention, the development of products and services, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). It has recently been described by a major multinational corporation as a "goldmine of ideas" for developing its disability diversity strategy.


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    Paving a way out of poverty for people with intellectual disabilities

    01 August 2010

    Millions of people with intellectual disabilities and their families are inordinately affected by poverty and social and economic exclusion. In March 2010, the ILO–Irish Aid Partnership Programme gathered representatives from several East African countries, Australia and the United Kingdom at a three-day conference in Lusaka, Zambia to explore opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to train and work alongside non-disabled workers in their communities, thereby paving a way out of poverty.


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    The price of exclusion : the economic consequences of excluding people with disabilities from the world of work

    14 December 2009

    Employment Working Paper No. 43