Persons with disabilities have the same needs for financial services, for example, savings, credit, grants and transfers - as people without disabilities. However, persons with disabilities are often excluded from financial services due to stigma and discriminatory attitudes, or simply because they lack access to information about such programs or the assistance to apply for them.
Inclusive financial services enable persons with disabilities to identify and participate in financial service initiatives. Development initiatives including microcredit, microfinance and savings and credit self-help groups can economically empower persons with disabilities to participate in economic and other activities.
Resources below include reports, articles and emerging good practice examples on financial inclusion.
See also: Participation of persons with disabilities.