Role in economic development
Livelihood or ‘decent work’ as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is the right of every person. Decent work for people with disabilities puts more than money in their pocket — it places value on their humanity, generating self-respect and acceptance from others in their community.
At a broader level, a focus on livelihood contributes towards alleviating poverty and improving the economy. It is a powerful strategy for inclusive development.
CBM aims to ensure people with disabilities have equal access to social and economic activities including work or sustained livelihood.