ISR Awards

Model Disability Survey

Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities mandates that ratifying States “collect appropriate information, including statistical and research data, to enable them to formulate and implement policies to give effect to the Convention”. We are assisting the World Health Organization and the World Bank to develop and test a comprehensive survey designed to collect information on all aspects of disability — impairment, activity limitations, participation restrictions, health conditions, and environmental factors. The goal is to understand the the situation and context of persons with disabilities and to identify strategies to improve their well-being.