Approaches to Increasing Employment and Quality of Employment Among Youth with Disabilities

Kamal Lamichhane, Emma Venetis, Amy Mulcahy-Dunn, Kate Batchelder
What is it?

This evidence and good practice paper provides an understanding of the context, barriers, and practices related to approaches that increase employment and quality of employment among youth with disabilities, primarily in lower- and middle-income countries. The paper draws on existing literature, activity reports, and consultations with practitioners and individuals with disabilities. 


The research reflected in this evidence and good practice paper is guided by the following questions:

  • What does the evidence tell us about the most effective ways to increase new employment, sustain employment, and improve the quality of employment among youth with disabilities?
  • What approaches are most effective in varying contexts, (formal vs. informal sector, distance learning, on-the-job training)?
  • Data permitting, how does the effectiveness of these approaches vary by type of disability and intersectionality with other equity dimensions such as race/ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, level of educational attainment, caste, and family background (household structure, socioeconomic status), etc.?

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