OPC 5 Public Policy Evaluation 5 BUDGET EXECUTION OF NATIONAL SOCIAL INVESTMENT IN PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES – DATA AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2021

BUDGET EXECUTION OF NATIONAL SOCIAL INVESTMENT IN PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES – DATA AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2021

February 15, 2022

Based on the latest data available from INDEC, 9.4% of the Argentine population suffers from some type of disability, a limitation that affects about 4,300,000 citizens and that is mainly present in the last stage of their working life.

Expenditure for persons with disabilities amounted to ARS353.365,64 billion in 2021 representing 3.3% of the National Government expenditure and 0.8% of Gross Domestic Product.

The National Disability Agency (ANDIS) concentrated 84.3% of the resources, followed by the National Social Security Administration (ANSES) with 13.1%.

Non-contributory pensions for occupational disability accounted for the largest budget (81% of the total ANDIS budget and 68.7% of total labeled expenditure). Government investment is centralized and has a welfarist profile, which is not strictly in accordance with the provisions of international agreements.

This situation is confirmed by the policies of ANSES and the Ministry of Social Development through the granting of family allowances and universal allowances for children with disabilities and the provision of food cards.

Legislation on the subject is profuse, but the labeling of the budget activities in this field is limited to evaluate the policies implemented.

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