Everybody counts: policy brief

There is an acknowledged shortage of accurate data when it comes to measuring the participation of people with disabilities in development programmes.

Sightsavers is testing the disaggregation of data in an attempt to learn how this can be done effectively. We are using the Washington Group short set of questions in two programmes in India and Tanzania. We’re finding out what works – and what doesn’t – and developing an organisational approach to collecting disability disaggregated data in our health programmes.

These findings will allow us to evaluate and improve the accessibility of our own programmes, but also more broadly to contribute to the debate on how best to collect data on the inclusion of people with disabilities, as a step towards their greater inclusion in development programmes.

People in Bhopal, India attend a busy eye screening meeting.

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