Inclusion Counts - The Economic Case for Disability-Inclusive Development

In the second book in this series, Inclusion Counts: The Economic Case for Disability-Inclusive Development, the costs of exclusion and gains of inclusion of people with disabilities are described in this 125-page publication. Based on evidence from a literature review of how barriers in society exclude persons with disabilities from key areas of life, such as health, education, and work and livelihood, this book asks readers to consider the following questions: can governments afford to continue excluding women, men, girls, and boys with disabilities from key areas of life? How can investment in inclusion benefit persons with disabilities, their families, and societies overall and how can international cooperation support this inclusion?