Who has used the WG questions and how do I see their results?

Every year in preparation for the annual meeting, the WG asks member countries to report their own use of WG questions sets: the WG-SS, WG-ES or CFM. Results of this accounting are presented at the annual meeting under the title: Summary of Annual Activities Related to Disability Statistics. Therein are overviews of country activities (not data) on use of WG disability questions.

The WG does not maintain a database of survey or census data results for countries that have used the WG questions.  The data is owned and maintained by the countries or researchers who conducted the data collections.  However, we have occasionally conducted exercises where have asked our membership to complete and submit table shells with data collected using the WG questions and/or other disability measures.  The results from one of these exercises is to be found in a chapter in: An analysis of international census/survey data using the short set of disability questions developed by the Washington Group on Disability Statistics, In: International Measurement of Disability: Purpose, Method and Application – The work of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics. B. Altman (ed). Springer, Social Indicators Research Series, Volume 61:255-304, 2016.

More recently (2018), the WG conducted an exercise to assess the feasibility of countries to disaggregate selected SDG indicators by disability status.  The report containing results from that assessment, which includes some country data, can be found on the WG website at the following location: http://www.washingtongroup-disability.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Disagregation-Data-Report_F4.pdf

Other potential sources of disability data:

·World Health Organization (WHO) / World Bank (WB) World Report on Disability: https://www.who.int/disabilities/world_report/2011/report.pdf

·United Nations Flagship Report on Disability and Development: https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/12/UN-Flagship-Report-Disability.pdf

·United Nations Disability Statistics Data Portal: https://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic-social/sconcerns/disability/statistics/

·Disability Data Review: A collation and analysis of disability data from 40 countries


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