Guidelines for Preparing a National Report on the Status of
Participants from the national statistical offices in the ESCWA
member States are asked to prepare a report on the situation of
disability statistics in their respective country.
The report should cover the following points:
1- background information on the situation of the statistics of
the disabled in the country (% in the population, distribution by
age, sex, marital status, education, occupation, economic
activity, if available…)
2- prior experience in collecting data on disability, if any
3- definition of disability used in the data collection
4- questions used to identify the population with disability
(indicators used to measure the disability)
5- information on the sources of data (population census, family
surveys, administrative records, medical records, …)
6- problems faced in data collection
7- frequency of collecting data on disability
8- policies related to disability in order to mainstream the
disabled persons in the society (mainly in the area of education,
occupation, public life, …)
9- parties conducting the data collection on disability (mention
the ministries, the administrations, …)
- The report should be written in Arabic, using Microsoft Word
with maximum 10 pages in length. It should also be accompanied
with a one-page summary.
- The report should be submitted not later than 15 February 2005,
preferably in electronic form to Ms. Zeina Sinno at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by fax +961-1-981 510 in order to allow the proper time for its
reproduction and later distribution during the workshop.
NB: Participants should bring with them published
statistical reports on disability as well as the questionnaires
used for collecting data on disability.