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Government supporting self-employment and microfinance

Productive Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities Programme of 2013

By providing high-level support and access to financial services and by creating a bridge between persons with disabilities and institutions, Ecuador’s Productive Inclusion programme empowers persons with disabilities to develop their own business ideas, to become entrepreneurs, and to ultimately earn their livelihoods. From 2013 to 2016, more than 4,385 entrepreneurs with disabilities were trained.

A target and a push for inclusive skills training and employment

Bangladesh's National Skills Development Policy of 2011

With support from ILO, the European Union and Canada, the Directorate of Technical Education has initiated a reform to promote an inclusive skills system. It includes a 5 per cent enrolment target for persons with disabilities, the training of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) staff in disability inclusion, developing pilot training, and engaging potential employers. In 2016, it resulted already in 328 enrolees and 60 trainees gaining employment.

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Quotas, support and subsidies for private employers

Saudi Arabia’s Tawafuq Empowerment for Employment for Persons with Disabilities of 2014

By building on validated initiatives, particularly with regard to the involvement of private-sector employers, Saudi Arabia’s “Tawafuq Empowerment for Employment for Persons with Disabilities” programme has established legislation, policies, and procedures for employers that include quotas, incentives, and subsidies.

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State-wide, long-term inclusion in the open labour market

United States Vermont’s Supported Employment Programme

By offering a broad spectrum of support that ranges from full job-site support to the occasional follow-up with more independent workers, Vermont’s Supported Employment Programme facilitates the shift from sheltered employment settings to more inclusive employment for people with developmental disabilities. In 2015 almost half of all individuals in Vermont receiving developmental disabilities services were employed.