Disability Data Report 2023


Study design, analysis, and writing
Jill Hanass-Hancock
Sophie Mitra
GVS Murthy
Michael Palmer
Monica Pinilla-Roncancio
Minerva Rivas Velarde

Team Leader
Sophie Mitra


Bradley Carpenter
Amanda Dial
Sureshkumar Kamalakannan
Douglas Teodoro
Shailaja Tetali
Katherine Theiss

Report And Website Design

Dina Becaj

Research Assistance

Priyanka Agarwal
Jim Billingham
Gustavo Cedeno Ocampo
Racha Gouareb
Ayanda Nzuza
Nicolás Rodríguez Caicedo
David Vicente Alvarez

Steering Committee

Ola Abualghaib
Aude Brus
Tsitsi Chataika
Nora Groce
Jill Hanass-Hancok
Jody Heymann
Pamela Kakande
Erik Kinnhammar
Mitchell Loeb
Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo
Maria Martinho
Margaret Mbogoni
Daniel Mont
Monica Pinilla-Roncancio
Diana Samarasan
Esteban Tromel


This study received funding from the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund. Analyses presented in the report reflect the views of the report’s editors and not necessarily those of its contributors and of the steering committee. Comments on drafts from the steering committee are greatly appreciated.

Suggested Citations

Hanass-Hancock, J., Murthy GVS., Palmer, P., Pinilla-Roncancio M., Rivas Velarde M., Mitra, S. (2023). The Disability Data Report. Disability Data Initiative. Fordham Research Consortium on Disability: New York.

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Acronyms Table

Abbreviation Meaning
ADL Activity of Daily Living
CRPD Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
DHS Demographic and Health Survey
ESS Ethiopia Socioeconomic Survey
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
GNI Gross National Income
HDI Human Development Index
HFPS High Frequency Phone Survey
HFPS-HH High Frequency Phone Survey Household (Ethiopia)
HIC High-Income Country
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HH Household
IADL Instrumental Activity of Daily Living
ICT Information and Communication Technology
LMIC Low- and Middle-Income Country
LSMS Living Standard Measurement Study
MICS Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey
MICS6 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey round 6
NA Not available
NS Not statistically significant
OPDs Organizations of Persons with Disabilities
Rep. Republic
SD Standard Deviation
SDG Sustainable Development Goals
SILC Survey of Income and Living Conditions
UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund
WG-SS Washington Group Short Set of Questions