Why data is important

Youth advocate Ian Banda tells us how our Disability Data Portal can help him make changes in Zambia.

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The Disability Data Portal — A Goldmine for Advocacy

Kibe Yohana, Researcher and Disability Rights Advocate, explores the benefits of accessible global disability data. Here he details how the disability data portal will be one of the most powerful platforms for governments, researchers, and disability rights advocates to obtain data.

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Leonard Cheshire at the UN World Data Forum 2020

We are excited to co-host a side event at the UN World Data Forum with partners Humanity & Inclusion, Restless Development and CIVICUS. Our session ‘CitizEMPOWER: sharing practical citizen-led data tools and catalyzing partnerships with official data communities to respond to Covid-19' will take place on Wednesday, October 21st 2020 from 11:00 - 12:15 PM (UTC).

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The inclusion of persons with disabilities in coronavirus data collection efforts needs to be business as usual

Dr Mark Carew, Senior Researcher at Leonard Cheshire, explores the importance of quality data collection in assessing the impact of coronavirus on the disabled community.

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The impact of Covid-19 on persons with disabilities: Insight and stories from Bangladesh and Kenya

stories from Bangladesh and Kenya

In April and May 2020,the Innovation to Inclusion (i2i) programme supported disabled persons organisations (DPOs) to complete a qualitative survey of 312 people with disabilities in Bangladesh and Kenya to understand the impact of Covid-19 and the measures introduced to prevent its spread.

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Inclusion counts — why quality data matters

Around 15% of the world’s population is made up of people with a disability. So you’d think there would be a large amount of good quality global data available to help us understand barriers and limitations. Sadly, this isn’t the case.

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Filling the gap in data about disability

Maeve O’Reilly, our Policy Advisor on Data and Disability, reflects on the journey of the Disability Data Portal.

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