This workshop on improving disability statistics in the Arab countries is being organized by ESCWA in close cooperation with the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund and the Washington Group on Disability Statistics. This workshop is part of a series of workshops held since 2017, which aim to:
- Develop the capabilities of national statistical offices to collect and publish accurate and comparable disability statistics from household censuses and surveys.
- Enhance understanding of concepts, definitions and methodologies so as to produce consistent data aligned with regional and international standards.
- Discuss the development of stand-alone surveys to reach a consensus for a regional module.
- Share good practices in producing disability statistics in the region and related challenges in data analysis.