Data from 16 indicators in four thematic areas has been collated and analysed to give a better understanding of how persons with disabilities access education, participate in the labour market, access social protection schemes, access and use technology and experience stigma and discrimination. Disability-disaggregated data has initially been collated from 40 countries, to the extent that it is available.
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.