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Assessing the Impact and Uses of the Disability Common Fund Among Persons with Disabilities in Kumasi Metropolis in Ghana

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Title:Assessing the Impact and Uses of the Disability Common Fund Among Persons with Disabilities in Kumasi Metropolis in Ghana
Authors:Edusei, Anthony Kwaku
Adjei-Domfeh, Paulina
Mprah, Wisdom Kwadwo
Opoku, Maxwell Peprah
Badu, Eric
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Keywords:Social protection
disability common fund
Ghana
Date Issued:2016
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Citation:Edusei, A. K., Adjei-Domfeh, P., Mprah, W. K., Opoku, M. P., Badu, E. & Appiah, C. S. (2016). Assessing the Impact and Uses of the Disability Common Fund Among Persons with Disabilities in Kumasi Metropolis in Ghana. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 12(4).
Series:vol. 12, no. 4
Abstract:The Disability Common Fund (DCF) is a social protection program aimed at alleviating poverty among persons with disabilities in Ghana. Since its introduction, little has been done to examine if beneficiaries use the fund for its intended purposes. The study was conducted to assess beneficiaries’ perception of the sufficiency of the fund, what the fund was used for and the possible impact on the lives of beneficiaries in the Kumasi Metropolis, and make recommendation for improvement. This cross-sectional quantitative study obtained survey data from120 beneficiaries of the fund in the Kumasi Metropolis. Findings indicated that the DCF was used for a variety of purposes, which could be beneficial to the recipients of the fund. These included procurement of assistive devices, awareness creation, enabling the environment, payment of school fees of dependents and assisting beneficiaries to access healthcare. Although respondents complained of the insufficiency of the fund and delays in releasing of funds to the beneficiaries, the fund has had some positive impacts on their lives. It is recommended that the fund be increased and disbursed in a timely manner in order for the DCF to serve its intended purpose.
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/58679
ISSN:1552-9215
Appears in Collections: RDS Volume 12, No. 4


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