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Everybody counts: policy brief

August 2017

Sightsavers’ disability data disaggregation project

The lack of comparable data on disability remains a critical development issue. Without better, more accurate and comparable data on disability it will not be possible to accurately measure development progress and truly ensure no one is left behind.

This briefing shares Sightsavers’ experience of collecting disability disaggregated data using the Washington Group Short Set of Questions. Our findings are allowing us to develop an organisational approach to collecting better data on disability and improving the accessibility of our programmes as a result. We are sharing our experiences and encouraging other development actors to collect and disaggregate data to ensure inclusive development is realised in practice.

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Sightsavers and disability rights
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Event shows how inclusive data can ensure no one is left behind

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data has highlighted the importance of using data to shine a light on groups that are often excluded.

September 2017
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Sightsavers set to promote crucial role of data at world-first forum

Properly understood, reliable data is central to delivering equitable development.

January 2017
Sightsavers' Archana Bhambal.
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Sightsavers wins award for disability data disaggregation work in India

Sightsavers India area director Archana Bhambal has been awarded first prize for a presentation focusing on data disaggregation in India.

June 2016