Publications on Disability and work


  1. 01 September 2016

    ILO Bangladesh Newsletter

    01 September 2016

  2. 01 May 2016

    ILO Bangladesh Newsletter

    01 May 2016

  3. Women with Disabilities

    Focus on : Disabled Women Entrepreneurs in Zambia

    04 March 2016

    Women experience higher rates of poverty than men due to, among other factors, a lack of access to or limited opportunities for training.


  1. Publication

    Decent work for persons with disabilities: promoting rights in the global development agenda

    30 November 2015

  2. Publication

    Moving towards disability inclusion: Stories of change

    09 November 2015

    The stories presented in this publication illustrate how the ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Programme through the PROPEL project is promoting employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. PROPEL operates in Ethiopia, China, Indonesia, Viet Nam and Zambia.

  3. Fact sheet

    Facts on disability

    04 November 2015

    People with disabilities make up an estimated one billion, or 15 per cent, of the world’s population. Approximately 785 million are of working age.

  4. Guidance note

    Inclusion of people with disabilities in national employment policies

    24 September 2015

    This note is designed to provide step-by-step support in effectively including women and men with disabilities in the development of national employment policies (NEP) throughout the policy process. It is aligned with the ILO Guide for the formulation of national employment policies which should be read in conjunction with this guide. Further, the resource guide on gender issues in employment and labour market policies gives guidance on how to effectively embed gender dimensions in NEP development.

  5. Overview on disability inclusion approaches in developing countries

    ILO and disability inclusion

    24 September 2015

    The ILO promotes equality of opportunity and treatment for persons with disabilities in the world of work. Access of persons with disabilities to decent work is important both as an essential right and in terms of the economic advantages it brings. To achieve this goal, the ILO works to increase the employability of persons with disabilities, to support employers becoming more inclusive and to promote enabling legislative and policy environments.

  6. Publication

    Indigenous Persons with Disabilities: Access to Training and Employment

    28 August 2015

    This paper was prepared as a resource for a panel discussion organized by the ILO in cooperation with the Government of Australia during the 14th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on 23 April 2015 in New York.

  7. Cooperatives and the World of Work Series No. 3

    At work together: The cooperative advantage for people with disabilities

    26 June 2015

    This note is third in the ILO COOP series on Cooperatives and the World of Work. It looks into how cooperative enterprises promote inclusion of women and men with disabilities into the workplace.