A workshop on "Improving Disability Statistics in the Arab Countries" was held in Beirut on 27-28 July 2022.
The workshop was organized by the Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA), in close collaboration with the WG, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
This is the latest in a series of workshops held since 2017, which aims to:
- Develop the capabilities of national statistical offices to collect and publish accurate and comparable disability statistics from household censuses and surveys.
- Enhance understanding of concepts, definitions and methodologies so as to produce consistent data aligned with regional and international standards.
- Discuss the development of stand-alone surveys to reach a consensus for a regional module.
- Share good practices in producing disability statistics in the region and related challenges in data analysis.