The 3-year programme will: 

  • explore innovative market-based interventions to improve livelihoods and autonomy for women and men with disabilities, through collaboration with traditional and non-traditional partners; 
  • generate data and evidence to further understanding of whether persons with disabilities are benefiting from economic opportunities; 
  • promote sustained inclusive economic employment for persons with disabilities, particularly women. 

The programme is implemented by a consortium of partners led by Leonard Cheshire, which includes: Bangladesh Business and Disability Network, Action for the Disabled Network Kenya, CBM, the Global Disability Innovation Hub, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Plan International UK, International Labour Organisation (ILO), World Bank, European Disability Forum (EDF). 

DPO partners: 

Bangladesh DPOs 


Kenya DPOs