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Disaggregation and SDGs

Disability Disaggregation: Envisioning Inclusive Development Inclusion is the guiding principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which includes the pledge to leave no one behind…

Why is it Important to Identify the Population with Disabilities? – a video just released by the WG – is available here

Why is it Important to Identify the Population with Disabilities? – a video just released by the WG – is available here The WG has partnered with Sightsavers and the Center for Inclusive Policy to…

COVID-19 News

The COVID-19 webinar took place August 25, 2020 To view the "Using the Washington Group Tools to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 on Persons with Disability" document, click here.  To view the…

Terms & Conditions

This website (‘the site’) is published by The Washington Group on Disability Statistics (‘WG’). The 'site' includes other materials published by WG which are on the site or reached via links on the…

A Ukrainian translation of the WG Short Set on Functioning is now available.

A Ukrainian translation of the WG Short Set on Functioning is now available. The WG-SS has been translated into Ukrainian. It may be obtained here or by email request to the WG Secretariat at:…

The WG-SS Ukrainian Translation

The WG-SS Ukrainian Translation

Published Materials

Below is a list of published journal articles, books (including book chapters and proceedings) and reports that focus on the tools developed by the Washington Group. This WG Published Materials…

Sexual Functioning in Men With and Without Disabilities 2019

Sexual Functioning in Men With and Without Disabilities 2019

Definition of Disability

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) recognizes that ‘disability is an evolving concept’ (UNCRPD, 2006, p. 1), and defines persons with disabilities as those who…

Conceptual Framework

The Washington Group (WG) question sets were developed for use in censuses and surveys according to the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics. The questions reflect advances in the…