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Good Jobs for Disabled Workers

With the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the world has agreed to “promote full and productive employment and decent work for all” by 2030. But, though the SDG agenda fails to acknowledge it, success will be impossible without addressing the unique – and formidable – challenges faced by disabled workers.

NAIROBI – Employment delivers more than a paycheck. It also offers personal independence, social status, and the self-esteem that these assets bring. For people with disabilities, these benefits are particularly valuable – and particularly difficult to access.