Leaving no-one behind : a disability inclusive social protection system for Madagascar
There is a global recognition that, if countries want to adequately invest in persons with disabilities, and to ensure their access to their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities1 (CRPD), they should provide them the access to social protection. Madagascar doesn’t derogate for this rule. A disability-inclusive social protection system is the standard in high-income countries and a growing number of low and middle income countries are establishing their own systems. Social protection can provide persons with disabilities with regular and predictable cash transfers that not only help to cover additional costs resulting from their disability but also to offer them income security.