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Project ID:00084088Description:UNPRPD Costa Rica National pla
UNPRPD Disability Fund
Start Date *: 4 Oct 2012
UNPRPD - Disability Fund
End Date*: 31 Mar 2019
Country: Costa Rica Project Status: Operationally Closed
  Participating Organization:   Multiple

National Plan for Labor Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

In Costa Rica the population with disabilities faces great difficulties in their efforts to procure themselves an income. Sixty four percent of them are non-active in the labor market and those who are trying to find employment have a harder time finding one than people without disabilities; they show higher unemployment rates and higher unemployment duration. They also show higher poverty rates (32%) as compared to the population without disabilities (24%).

This UNPRPD proposal aims to complement the implementation of the Plan for Labor Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities developed through the application Millennium Development Goals Acceleration Framework (MAF) to accelerate target 1.2, MDG 1: Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people.

The Plan is in line with article 27 of CRPD, which emphasizes the right of persons with disabilities to work on an equal basis with others, including the right to have the opportunity to earn a living by working in a freely chosen job and in a workplace that is inclusive and accessible.

It builds on existing initiatives and proposes ways to remove bottlenecks that reduce the possibility for this population to procure themselves through employment or entrepreneurship. It comprises 5 areas considered strategic to this end: 1) improve their employability profile through education and training services, 2) expand the demand for workers with disabilities, 3) improve job facilitation services, 4) promote entrepreneurship, and 5) improve institutional coordination and governance.

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