E-learning Tools & Webinars


Washington Group Training for Non-Governmental Organisations

March 16, 2017

The Washington Group presented a 1 day training event onDisability Measurement using the Washington Group methodology specifically for an NGO audience.

This training has was live filmed and the four sessions are available to watch online.

1 Day Training for NGOs – videos

Handicap International

2016 On-line Training

A new e-learning module, called “The Washington Group on Disability Statistics and the Short set of questions”, produced by the Handicap International
Innovation and Knowledge Management Unit in collaboration with the Washington Group on Disability Statistics, is now available below.

  • The objective of this training is to help you :

–        Understand the approach and guiding principles of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics

–        Deepen your knowledge of how to collect and analyze disability related data using the Short Set of Questions designed by the WG

–        Discover a few projects lead by Handicap International and based on data collected and analyzed using the Washington Group tools.

  • Duration: approximately 3 hours

Click here to go to the Handicap Internaitonal site, and view their training tool

2015 Video Series

Handicap International and the Washington Group on Disability Statistics collaborated in 2015 to produce a set of six videos, presented by Mitchell Loeb,
active representative of the WG.

The videos and their transcripts are posted below under more information – the Handicap International flyer has additional information and contact information.

More Information

Videos are divided in three parts:

  • Part 1: Meet the Washington Group on Disability Statistics

An introduction to the WG and presents the principles guiding their work.

Video 1 – Introduction to the Washington Group

Video 2 – The approach developed by the Washington Group

  • Part 2: Understand the Washington Group Short Set of Questions

A focus on the Short Set of Questions (tool presentation, data collection and analysis).

Video 3- Short Set of questions: Tool presentation

Video 4- Short Set of questions: Data collection

Video 5- Short Set of questions: Data analysis

  • Part 3: Methodological concerns using WG tools

Sums up methodological concerns to consider when using WG tools

Video 6- Presentation of the methodology to implement WG tools


World Bank Social Development Webinar Series, 2015

Disability and Data – What Can We Count on?

(please note: you will need to make an account to view this video and the video does not have a transcript but there is a video presentation of a sign language interpreter)

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In this webinar, Daniel Mont, an international expert on disability measurement and inclusive development, discussed:

  1. What are known data gaps on disability, and how they can be filled?
  2. What are existing sources of data on disability?
  3. What datasets could be analyzed from disability perspective?
  4. How can we build and use evidence for more inclusive policy and development decisions?

The webinar was moderated by Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Global Advisor on Disability of the World Bank Group.

University of Melbourne 2015

Washington Group on Disability Statistics technical presentation 

(to access this presentation, click the link above and go to the ‘videos’ tab. video runs for 118 minutes. A transcript is available in more information)

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Jennifer H. Madans Ph.D., Associate Director for Science, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and Mitchell Loeb, Health Scientist, NCHS from the secretariat of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics delivered a technical session on how to use the Washington Group questions in monitoring data systems and how to disaggregate data by disability followed by a question and answer session at the University of Melbourne on Thursday, 30 April 2015. The presentation was organised by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


Accompanying powerpoint presentation: Washington Group Presentation Melbourne APRIL 30 2015

UNICEF Inclusive Education Booklets and Webinars

The UNICEF ‘Webinar & Booklet 4’ is part of an educational series delivered by UNICEF and UN HQ to promote Inclusive Education systems. Their website has full details of the initiative. Webinar & Booklet 4 is presented by Claudia Cappa who represents UNICEF in the WG. This webinar and booklet is on Collecting Data on Child Disability and provides information on the WG Child Functioning Question Set.

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Webinar Link 

Webinar Booklet – Collecting Data on Child Disability

[from the inclusive-education.org website] Written and hosted by Claudia Cappa, webinar/Booklet 4 assists UNICEF staff and our partners to understand why data on disabled children are currently inadequate, the difficulties that surround the gathering of high-quality data on disabled children, and why there is a real need to improve the collection, analysis, dissemination and use of disability data. In this webinar/booklet you can read about how a lack of high-quality data is adversely affecting evidence on child disability, and how this compromises the ability of countries to ensure disabled children achieve their true potentials. Further, it discusses what the key considerations are for data collection, analysis and dissemination, the main challenges to gathering child-disability data and, finally, how reliable data are central to advocating for anti-discriminatory policy, and to foster the inclusion of disability on political agendas.

Errata: Booklet inside cover should include the following paragraph: “Please note this document is based in part on material developed for publication in UNICEF’s upcoming Guidelines for the Production of Statistics on Children with Disabilities, 2016, which has been drafted with inputs from several experts. In particular, acknowledgement is due to Janet Njelesani, who provided inputs on the conceptual frameworks and the review of available data, and to Carissa Gottlieb, who contributed to the section on data collection methods.” – Our deepest appologies go to Janet Njelesani and Carissa Gottlieb for the oversight.