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Transport Strategy to Improve Accessibility in Developing Countries

ACCESSIBILITY ACCESSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION AGED BARRIER BLINDNESS BUS COGNITIVE DISABILITIES COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES CROSSING DEAFNESS DEMAND FOR SERVICES DEPENDENCY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE DISABILITY AWARENESS DISABILITY GROUPS DISABILITY ISSUES DISABILITY POLICIES DISABILITY STANDARDS DISABILITY STUDIES DISABLED DISABLED PEOPLE DISABLED PERSONS ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES ELDERLY ELDERLY PASSENGERS ELDERLY PEOPLE ELEVATORS EMPLOYMENT ENFORCEMENT MECHANISMS EQUALIZATION EXCLUSION FARE CONCESSIONS FREE TRANSPORT HAZARDS HEALTH CARE HEARING HUMAN BEINGS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT ILLITERACY IMMUNIZATION INCLUSION ISOLATION LEGISLATION LIMITED MOBILITY LIMITED RESOURCES LIVING STANDARDS LOW VISION LOW- INCOME COUNTRIES LOW-FLOOR VEHICLES LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES MOBILITY NUTRITIONAL STATUS OCCUPATIONAL MOBILITY PASSENGERS PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES PEDESTRIAN PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY PERSONAL SAFETY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES PHYSICAL DISABILITIES POPULATION DATA POPULATION DENSITIES PROGRESS PUBLIC TRANSPORT RAMPS RAPID TRANSIT RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS RESOURCE ALLOCATION RESOURCE CONSTRAINTS RURAL AREAS SAFETY SOCIAL PROTECTION SOCIETY STAFF TRAINS TRANSPORT TRANSPORT ACCESS TRANSPORT SECTOR TRANSPORT SERVICES TRANSPORT SPECIALISTS TRANSPORT STRATEGY TRANSPORT SYSTEM TRANSPORT SYSTEMS TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH UNEMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT RATES UNIVERSAL ACCESS URBAN AREAS URBAN TRANSPORT VEHICLES VULNERABILITY WHEELCHAIR
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa | Nigeria
2014-04-07T21:56:29Z | 2014-04-07T21:56:29Z | 2004-05-01

In developing countries disabled people and the elderly are more likely to be among the poor. Moreover, exclusion increases the costs associated with disability to constrain disabled people from breaking out of poverty. Improved access and mobility are important factors in reducing poverty and can facilitate the participation of people with disabilities in economic, social, and political processes. Many countries have legislation requiring that these challenges be addressed but effective responses are generally very limited. Action to improve the situation is constrained by the serious shortage of data on the access and mobility needs of disabled and elderly people as well as by resource constraints. This paper outlines guidance for addressing the access and mobility needs of disabled and elderly people in the context of the World Bank's mission to reduce poverty and discusses the main challenges for providing inclusive transport. It draws attention to opportunities to learn from transport interventions and to current research. The paper describes the main activities being fostered by the transport sector in the World Bank. These aim to raise awareness of proven good practice in setting policies and strategies.

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