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Washington Group on Disability Statistics

Fourteenth Meeting


October 8-10, 2014: Buenos Aires, Argentina



The 14th meeting of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics (WG) will be held 8 -10 October 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The meeting will build on work presented at the 13th meeting on country use of the WG Short Set (SS) questions, the Extended Set questions on Functioning (ES-F) and updates from the workgroups dealing with the measurement of child disability and environmental factors.

The 14th meeting will include the final update of analysis of country experiences measuring disability using the WG SS on surveys and censuses and a review of the guidelines for analyses of the WG ES-F using data from the US National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). The workgroup dealing with environmental factors will provide an update on the development of extended set questions designed to measure environmental barriers and participation. However, the primary focus of the meeting will be a presentation from the workgroup on child functioning and disability including the proposed final Module on Child Functioning and Disability (WG ES-C) and manual for implementation.

In addition to updates on other Washington Group related activities, partner organizations will be invited to report on their recent activities related to disability statistics, and we invite country reports on disability measurement. The Steering Committee chair will lead a discussion on strategic issues including planning next steps.



  1. To present the final update of analyses of results of country data collection using the Washington Group Short Question Set (WG SS) and presentation of the published paper
  2. To review and approve guidelines for analyzing data obtained from the Washington Group Extended Question Set on Functioning (WS ES-F)
  3. To present additional work on the Extended Set of Questions on Child Disability (WG ES-C)
    • present results from analysis of field test data
    • present manual for implementation of WG ES-C
    • adopt final question module
  4. To review progress in development of measures of facilitators and barriers to school participation for children
  5. Newly formed workgroups to present on progress of new WG initiatives (if any)
  6. To review recent international activities in disability statistics




For Agenda and Meeting Content:


Mr. Cordell Golden
National Center for Health Statistics
3311 Toledo Road, Room 6429
Hyattsville, MD 20782 (USA)
Telephone: 301-458-4237
Fax: 301-458-4038


For Local Arrangements:


Ms. Ana Nora Feldman
National Director of Statistical Planning and Coordination
National Institute of Statistics and Censuses - INDEC
Republic of Argentina
Telephone: (+54 11) 4349-9877 or (+54 11) 4349-9810






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