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 programme aimed to complement the implementation of the Plan for Labor Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities developed through the application of Millennium Development Goals Acceleration Framework (MAF) to accelerate the achievement of 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.
Expand the demand for workers with disabilities.
Improve job facilitation services
Improve institutional coordination and governance