Support and Funding

In the past, the Washington Group (WG) received funding from the World Bank for the development of the WG-Short Set of questions (WG-SS), and collaborated with the Statistics Division in the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific on the development of the WG-Extended Set. 

The US National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) staffs and maintains the WG Secretariat.

In 2015 the Washington Group received a grant from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to promote the inclusion of the WG question modules in all data systems and to facilitate UN Member States in the collection, analysis, reporting and wider dissemination of information on disability. The University College London International Disability Research Centre administers the DFAT grant on behalf of the WG. With this dedicated funding, the WG is able to further develop and promote the dissemination of WG tools and provide global technical assistance.

These collaborations allow the WG to meet its long-term goals of sustainability in the measurement of disability on an international basis.