Overview

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC) organized the Regional Meeting whose purpose was to compile and share national experiences in approaches taken to measure the population with disabilities during national censuses of the 2010 round, and to discuss compilation of data on disability for monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals.

Main documents

Agenda

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

 9:00 – 9:30
Registration
 9:30 – 10:00
Session 1: Opening remarks

  • Words of welcome
    Simone Cecchini, Social Development Division, ECLAC

  • Words of welcome
    Margaret Mbogoni, United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

  • Review of agenda and housekeeping issues
    Heidi Ullmann, Social Development Division, ECLAC
 10:00 – 11:00
Session 2 – The Sustainable Development Goals and statistics – global and regional overviews

This session will provide: (a) some background information on the process leading to the development of the SDGs, and on the disability-related SDG indicators for monitoring progress towards inclusion of persons with disabilities in development programmes, and also highlight some opportunities and challenges for countries to generate the required data for the SDG framework; (b) a general overview on the availability of statistics to follow up on the SDG indicators in the Latin American region.



 11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break
 11:30 – 12:30
Session 3 - Overview of ongoing international initiatives on standards for disability measurement

The session will introduce on-going work at international level related to:




  • ECLAC/SCA Working Group on Disability Measurement
    Rita Velázquez, INEGI Mexico

  • UNSD disability statistics programme
    Margaret Mbogoni, UNSD
 12:30 – 13:30
Lunch
 13:30 – 15:00
Session 4 – Overview of questions used in 2010 census round to identify persons with disabilities and outlook towards the 2020 round

The session will include a presentation on a categorization of questions that have been used to measure disability during censuses of the 2010 round according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and a reflection on the next census round.


  • Marijke de Klein de Vrankrijker and Huib Ten Napel, UNSD Consultants

  • Daniela Gonzalez, CELADE/Population Division ECLAC
 15:00 – 15:30
Coffee Break
 15:30 – 17:00
Session 5 - Collection of data on disability through administrative sources: National examples

This session aims to share information about national experiences on using administrative sources to gather information on the population with disabilities with an emphasis on challenges, opportunities and good practices.


  • Begoña Grau, National Honorary Commission on Disability, Uruguay

  • Presentations on national experiences
    Karina Revirol, National Rehabilitation Service, Argentina

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

 09:00 – 10:30
Session 6 - Collection of data on disability through specialized surveys: recent Latin American experiences

The session is aimed at providing information on recent national experiences regarding specialized disability surveys: the questions used (or planned to be used) to measure disability, reasons for the choice of questions, testing of the questions, experience in how the questions worked in the field, use of proxy respondents, translation of questions, use of scaled response categories, topics on which data were (or will be) collected, sample size, geographical level at which results are available, etc.





 10:30 – 11:00
Coffee break
 11:00 – 12:30
Session 7 – Data needs and availability for monitoring and reporting for: (i) SDG disability indicators; (ii) and national needs: the National Statistics Office perspective

The session will cover presentations on data needs for generating disability-related SDG indicators for global monitoring. Country presentations will discuss the extent to which countries are able to produce data for monitoring and reporting for the SDGs, and for national monitoring, including on existence of national policy frameworks, coordination mechanisms for producing and utilizing the statistics on disability, identifying data gaps, as well as on challenges experienced by countries in generating the required data.







 12:30 – 13:30
Lunch
 13:30 – 15:00
Session 7 – Data needs and availability for monitoring and reporting for: (i) SDG disability indicators; (ii) and national needs: the Disability Institution perspective

  • Flor Gamboa y José Alberto Blanco, CONAPDIS, Costa Rica




 15:00 – 15:30
Coffee break
 15:30 – 17:00
Session 7 – Data needs and availability for monitoring and reporting for: (i) SDG disability indicators; (ii) and national needs: What are the country needs?

- Work in pairs by country, NSO/disability institute, on the national situation and plenary to share experiences

Thursday, 22 June 2017

 09:00 – 10:30
Session 8 – Strategies to promote the production of disability statistics and their use for policy purposes

The session is conducted through group discussions and is aimed at identifying a strategy or steps to be taken to ensure generating reliable and quality data for on disability that are fit-for-purpose and to utilize the data for monitoring progress towards inclusion of persons with disabilities in development programmes. Some of the issues for the discussions and inclusion in the strategy include: (a) a mandate for collection and compilation of data on disability, (b) national frameworks for monitoring the situation of persons with disabilities, (c) identifying main users of disability-related statistics, (d) promoting utilization of disability data for policy purposes, (e) identifying key producers of the data on disability in national statistical systems, (f) coordination mechanisms, (g) strengthening national capacity to produce fit-for-purpose statistics (from diverse sources) for national, regional, and global monitoring and reporting.


  • - Facilitators: UNSD y CEPAL

 10:30 – 11:00
Coffee break
 11:00 – 12:30
Session 8 – Strategies for promoting national production and their utilization for policy purposes (contd.)

  • - Presentation of outcome of group discussions


  • - Discussion

 12:30 – 13:30
Lunch
 13:30 – 15:00
Session 9 – Conclusions and way forward – Session will concluding remarks based on the outcome of the discussions on next steps in developing this area of statistics, including on provision of technical support to countries

  • - Facilitators: UNSD and ECLAC

 15:00 – 15:30
Closing session

  • - ECLAC


  • - UNSD