Disability Data Report 2021


Study design, analysis, and writing
Sophie Mitra
Jaclyn Yap
Team Leader
Sophie Mitra


Country Briefs
Emily Lewis
Results Tables
Wei Chen
Justine Hervé
Sophia Pirozzi
Jaclyn Yap
Report and Website Design
Alexander Castro

Steering Committee

Ola Abualghaib
Betsy Beaumon
Hervé Bernard
Tsitsi Chataika
Jill Hanass-Hancok
Jody Heymann
Pamela Kakande
Erik Kinnhammar
Mitchell Loeb
Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo
Maria Martinho
Margaret Mbogoni
Daniel Mont
Groce Nora
Gerald Oriol Jr
Monica Pinilla-Roncancio
Diana Samarasan
Esteban Tromel


This study received funding from the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund and from the World Bank’s Trust Fund For Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) under the “Inclusive Statistics and Data” project. A subset of the results was previously available in Mitra, Chen et al (2021) and Mitra, Yap et al (2021). The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this paper are entirely those of the editors. The report relies on the data harmonization and analysis work carried out by several contributors. 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. They do not necessarily represent the views of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/World Bank and its affiliated organizations, or those of the Executive Directors of the World Bank or the governments they represent. We also thank the agencies that provided us with data for use in this report, including the Demographic and Health Survey program, IPUMS-international, national statistics offices (Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu) and the World Bank. Comments on drafts from the steering committee and from Elizabeth Lockwood, Michael A. Stein and Jose Viera are greatly appreciated.

Suggested Citations

Mitra, S. and Yap, J. (2021). 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
GNI Gross National Income
HDI Human Development Index
HIC High-Income Country
HH Household
LMIC Low- and Middle-Income Country
LSMS Living Standard Measurement Study
Max Maximum
Min Minimum
MPI Multidimensional Poverty Index
NA Not available
NS Not statistically significant
SD Standard deviation
SDG Sustainable Development Goals
WG Washington Group
WGSS Washington Group Short Set of Questions