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Percentage of people with disabilities covered by social protection systems, 2016

25 Mar 2019
Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership 2019

11.2 percent is the global average for the proportion of national gross domestic product spent on social protection. However, in Asia-Pacific this average expenditure is less than one-third of the global average. As a result, a large proportion of vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities are without any kind of social protection coverage.