Member Webinar: How to Create a WG Country Report on Disability


The WG will hold two upcoming webinars to support member countries in creating a Country Disability Report using the WG Short Set on Functioning.

In 2020, the Washington Group on Disability Statistics (WG) membership endorsed the development of standard reports on disability from countries. The main purpose of the country disability reports is to disseminate basic, comparable disability statistics for as many countries as possible. The reports are based on disability data collected using the WG Short Set on Functioning, which has been included in the 2020 round of censuses and other censuses and population surveys in a growing number of countries. In addition to featuring completed reports on the WG website, the WG is working with the German Development Corporation (GIZ) to highlight the completed reports at the 2025 Global Disability Summit.

The webinars are designed to introduce and facilitate production of the country reports on disability. You will find additional information about the webinars below.

1. Introduction to Creating a Country Report on Disability

Date: 27 June 2024

Time: 8:00am-9:30am EST (New York time)

Webinar description: In this webinar, the WG Secretariat will provide an overview of these standard reports, including a walk-through of a sample country report on disability. We will also share answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about preparing the reports. In the latter part of the webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a country who has completed a country disability report about their experience and lessons learned. The webinar will also include a discussion of various resources and technical support available to countries who are preparing reports.

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2. Questions and Answers: Assistance in Preparing Country Reports on Disability

Date: This interactive webinar will occur on two dates

  • 2 July 2024
  • 11 July 2024

Time: 8:00am-9:00am EST (New York time)

Webinar description: These are follow-up webinars to the 27 June webinar on how to create a country report on disability. Both follow-up webinars will be conducted as interactive Question and Answer (Q&A) sessions. Members of the Secretariat will be available to answer your questions. We invite WG members to bring their questions about preparing country disability reports to the webinar. You will also hear what questions other members have about the reports. Information about other resources available to countries preparing the reports will also be provided. Please note that the Q&A webinars will be held on two dates (2 July & 11 July) and will each last as long as there are attendees with questions, up to one hour. Please join webinars in the first 15 minutes as the Secretariat will close the link if there are no participants. Participants are welcome to attend either or both Q&A sessions.

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Please note that the webinars will take place over Zoom and will be conducted in English.