The Washington Group has assembled an array of resources on disability. These provide background and guidance about the WG, the definition and measurement of disability, and how disability is manifested in the international agenda, particularly within the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

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The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) carried out a set of projects to improve disability statistics in the Asia/Pacific region. The first project (2004 – 2006) focused on Improving Disability Statistics and Measurement; introduced the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a framework for the development of questions on disability and functioning; discussed question design and testing for census to measure disability through censuses, and produced a Disability Statistics Training Manual. The second project (2008 – 2010) was entitled ‘Improvement of Disability Measurement and Statistics in Support of Biwako Millennium Framework and Regional Census Programme’, and was a follow up to the earlier project. It focused specifically on the cognitive and field testing of an extended set of disability questions for surveys.

Category: Methodology

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