Comprehensive Employment Strategy 2018: National Disability Authority Year-end Review

April 2019

The Comprehensive Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities 2015-2024 (CES) is a response by the government to address the obstacles that occur on the pathway to employment for those with disabilities who wish to work. 2018 is the final year of an initial three-year phase of foundational activity. This period of activity has sought to establish processes, systems, and tools to progress the overall ambition of the Strategy. 

This paper sets out the National Disability Authority’s assessment of progress during 2018 and is similar to independent reviews conducted by the NDA in 2016 and 2017. The assessment is informed by a review of the departmental reports to the Comprehensive Employment Strategy Implementation Group (CESIG) of which the NDA is a member. In addition, it is informed by the NDA’s own work on employment matters and its knowledge on other relevant policies and programmes concerning disability.

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