About the Disability Data Portal
The Disability Data Portal provides a snapshot of the data globally available on people with disabilities in 40 countries. The portal also identifies where there are gaps in the current body of data.
The portal was designed for the Global Disability Summit, held on 24 July 2018, and focusses on data relating to four thematic areas: inclusive education, stigma and discrimination, technology and innovation, and economic empowerment. Read more from the Secretary of State for International Development.
The portal presents key development indicators relevant to the Summit themes, mostly drawn from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), along with others relevant to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
The portal will be continuously updated when new data sources are identified and generated, and will be expanded to include more countries and indicators in the future.
This portal is an open source and a collaborative resource to be used widely by international agencies, governments, civil society and researchers. We welcome support and collaboration in expanding country coverage and updating the data sources, ensuring sustainability and usability of the portal.
Inclusion in Education
Obtaining a quality education underpins a range of fundamental development drivers. Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels, particularly for women and girls.
Technology and Innovation
To enable persons with disabilities to fully participate and contribute to society, appropriate assistive technology must be affordable and available. Data on access to ICT and mobile phones can support legislation and policies that improve access to technology.
Data disaggregated by disability can help governments open up routes to economic empowerment and financial inclusion. By providing social protection, skills training and ensuring accessible workplaces, persons with disabilities can enjoy decent work.
Stigma and Discrimination
All people deserve dignity and respect. Legislation and policies underpinned by data disaggregated by disability can make a difference by promoting meaningful leadership, and consistently challenging harmful attitudes and practices.