Comprehensive Employment Strategy NDA Year-end Assessment 2021

This paper sets out the National Disability Authority’s independent assessment of the Comprehensive Employment Strategy (CES) in the context of developments during 2021. The assessment is based on evidence gathered during the year that relates to the current employment environment of people with disabilities. This approach includes evidence gathered on the lived experience of persons with disabilities by the NDA and others, updates provided by various government departments relating to commitments under the Strategy, and new reports with data relating to the employment of persons with disabilities. In this paper, the NDA highlights significant government strategies published or commencing in 2021 that impact the strategic priority areas contained within the CES. In taking this approach, the NDA contextualises CES activity during 2021 in the wider mainstream provision of employment.

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