First ever mid-year meeting of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics

26/05/2021 - 27/05/2021

Detailed Meeting Program

Annual Meeting

Session 1: Opening Session

  • This session included welcoming remarks and a review of the agenda and meeting objectives. Washington Group Secretariat updates were also provided. The presentation can be accessed here

Session 2: Age-Adjustment of Disability Statistics

  • This session is in response to requests from members to address if and when estimates should be age-adjusted.  Reasons for age-adjustment were discussed and the impact of adjustment was demonstrated using example country data. The presentation can be accessed here.

Session 3: Work Group Updates

  • The Work Group chairs commented on next steps for their respective group. They were also encouraged to raise any specific challenges they are facing or requests for support in order to advance their work.

Presenters:   Mental Health and Psychosocial – Marguerite Schneider

                    Child Functioning – Mitch Loeb

                   Environment and Participation – Robert Buluma

                    Analysis and Dissemination – Mitch Loeb

Session 4: Regional Disability Statistics Group Updates

  • The Regional Disability Statistics Group chairs commented on next steps for their respective group. They were also encouraged to raise any specific challenges they are facing or requests for support in order to advance their work.

Presenters:  Pacific Group on Disability Statistics – Malaefono Aliimuamua

                   Casablanca Group – Rami el Dibs

                   Brazzaville Group – Steve Mboko

                   Kathmandu Group – Rajan Silwal

                   Buenos Aires Group – Nicolas Petresky

                  South/East Africa Group – Robert Buluma/Xoliswa Ndamase

Session 5: Open Discussion and Plans for 2021 Annual Meeting

  • This session focused on future Washington Group meetings and solicited input from participants. The presentation can be found here

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