Fifth Annual Meeting of the WG: Objectives and Agenda
15th Annual Meeting of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics Accomplishments, Objectives and Agenda Jennifer Madans (U.S.A.) National Center for Health Statistics/ Washington Group on Disability Statistics 1 WG History and Milestones: 1. Agreement to develop short and long sets of internationally comparable disability measures using the ICF as a framework; census questions a priority 2. Equalization of opportunities selected as purpose of short measure 3. Developed a comparable testing methodology 4. Short set adopted 2006 5. Extended set on functioning adopted 2010 6. Module on Child Functioning and Disability developed
with UNICEF awaiting final field testing 7. Module on Inclusive education under development 8. Extended set on the environment and participation currently under development. 2 Summary of annual meetings 1. Washington, DC February 2002 2. Ottawa, Canada January 2003 3. Brussels, Belgium February 2004 4. Bangkok, Thailand September 2004 5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 2005 6. Kampala, Uganda
October 2006 7. Dublin, Ireland September 2007 8. Manila, Philippines October 2008 9. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania October 2009 10. Luxembourg November 2010 11. Southampton, Bermuda November 2011 12. Bangkok, Thailand October 2012 13. Amman, Jordan October 2013
14. Buenos Aires, Argentina October 2014 3 WG-14 in Buenos Aires Oct, 2014: The meeting was attended by 103 persons: 53 representing national statistical authorities from 14 countries; 43 representatives from universities or national institutes of public health or other national research bodies or ministries; 4 representatives from the National Center for Health Statistics (WG Secretariat); 1 representatives from organizations representing
persons with disabilities; and 2 representatives from international organizations (Eurostat, UNFPA) 4 WG-14 Main Objectives: Present final analyses of results of country data collection using the WG Short Set Review and approve guidelines for analyzing data obtained from the WG Extended Set on Functioning Present progress with WG/UNICEF modules on child functioning and disability & inclusive education Review progress of new WG initiatives Review recent international activities in disability statistics
All these items (and more) will be discussed in detail during WG-15 5 Workshops and Expert Consultations: Nairobi, Kenya June 2005 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic Dec 2006 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Feb 2008 Bangkok, Thailand April 2008 Ohrid, Macedonia Nov 2008 Dhaka, Bangladesh
Aug 2009 Muscat, Oman Oct 2010 / April 2013, Damascus, Syria Dec 2010 Sharjah, UAE May 2011 Bogot, Colombia July 2012 / August 2013, Mumbai, India Sept 2012 Belmopan, Belize Jan 2013 Amman, Jordan May 2013 Podgorica, Montenegro
July 2013 Apia, Samoa June 2014 Hammamet, Tunisia Feb 2015 Geneva, Switzerland July2015 6 Comparable testing methodology: Developed a procedure for question evaluation that includes guidelines for translation and cognitive testing in order to ensure cross-cultural and cross-national comparability Q-Notes software developed for data entry and analysis of qualitative cognitive interviews Q-Bank launched as an online repository for reports of question evaluation studies to ensure
transparency Publication: Miller K, Willson S, Chepp V, Padilla JL. Cognitive Interviewing Methodology, John Wiley & Sons. 2014 7 Report Series of WG activities: Disability Information from Censuses, prepared for DPOs Development of an Internationally Comparable Disability Measure for Censuses, prepared for NSOs Monitoring the UN CRPD Understanding and Interpreting Disability as Measured using the WG Short Set of Questions The Measurement of Disability: Recommendations for the 2010 Round of Censuses Development of Extended Sets of Disability Measures for Surveys Disaggregation by Disability - A way forward (forthcoming) All reports are available on the web: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/washington_group.htm 8
Publications: Measuring Disability and Monitoring the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: the work of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics. BMC Public Health 2011, 11(Suppl 4):S4 A White Paper on Disability Measurement. Journal for Disability and International Development. 2012, 1:4-11. Disability Statistics: and integral but missing (and misunderstood) component of development work. Nordic Journal of Human Rights, 2013; 31(3):306324 Methods to Improve International Comparability of Census and Survey Measures of Disability. Disability & Rehabilitation, 2013; 35(13):1070-3
9 Volume on the history and accomplishments of the WG: Title: International Measurement of Disability: Purpose, Method and Application B. Altman (Editor) Springer (Publisher) Work on this volume began in 2012. Publication forthcoming in 2016 10 Collaborations: The WG has a long history of collaboration with other international organizations: UNSD (Statistical Division) UN DESA (Department of Economic and Social Affairs)
UNICEF (Childrens Fund) UN ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) World Bank World Health Organization as well as many National Statistical Offices and both NonGovernmental and Disabled Persons Organizations 11 Some specific outside activities: Cognitive testing: WHO Model Disability Survey report prepared: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/qbank/report/Miller_2013_ NCHS_MDSCFBU.pdf International Labor Organization (ILO): disability module in labor force surveys UN-One (a UN partnership with ILO, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA): to develop a common approach to measuring disability for the purposes of monitoring and international comparison
12 Some specific outside activities: Handicap International: initiatives in the Andean region, east Africa, in emergency response situations; and training with UN DESA: contribution to a Toolkit on Disability in Africa 13 Accountability: United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC): at the 45th Session of the UNSC (2014), the work of the WG was
included as a discussion item; over 20 countries expressed their support for the work of the WG; several indicated that they had used or intended to use the WG SS of questions in their census; the commission commended the work of the WG and endorsed its the work program for 2014-2015, encouraging continued work on the extended question set on functioning for adult and children; and suggested expanding the scope of work to include data analysis and the dissemination of disability statistics. The WG will be again included as a discussion item at the 2016 meeting of the UNSC. 14 WG SS: International Initiatives Recommendations for monitoring: UN DESA/UNESCO Expert Group Meeting, Paris, July 14
Follow-up conference on disability data, London, Oct 14 Adoption in International aid programs: UK Department for International Development (DFID) US Agency for International Development (USAID) The 2020 round of censuses: UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) 15 The Road Ahead We will continue to work on question
development for sub-populations (children), and specific areas (mental health, environment & participation) We will discuss: Capacity building, Training & Technical assistance, Analysis, Implementation, and Dissemination. 16 Main Objectives for 15th meeting
Provide an up-date on the WG short and extended sets of questions and approve guidelines for analyzing data obtained from the WG extended set on functioning; present additional work on the WG/UNICEF modules on child functioning and disability & inclusive education; Development of disability modules on labor force surveys; Methodological issues concerning environmental factors and participation; Status on development of questions to measure mental health; review recent international activities in disability statistics: outcome indicators for monitoring 17
Agenda: Sessions Overview 1. Opening 2. WG short and extended set on functioning proposed guidelines for analysis 3. Methodological issues: modules on child functioning and disability, and the measurement of inclusive education 4. Development of disability modules for labor force surveys 5. Methodological issues: environmental factors and participation 18 Agenda: Sessions Overview 6. Methodological issues: measuring mental health 7. Outcome indicators to monitor UN CRPD and post2015 SDGs 8. Country activities 9. Updates on WG governance issues; summarizing the accomplishments of the 15th meeting and next steps
and objectives for the 16th meeting Post-meeting sessions 10. Meeting of the Global Network on Monitoring and Evaluation for Disability-inclusive Development 11. Planning meetings for Workgroups (if desired) 19
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