Measuring Disability Prevalence in Rwanda using the Washington Group Short Set of Questions (CIES 2018 presentation)

This presentation was presented as part of the panel, The Equity Initiative: Innovations and Challenges in Using Functionality Screenings with Children, at CIES 2018.

This paper will present the side-by-side Short Set data from caregivers and their children and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the utilized methodology. We will also demonstrate how children’s literacy practices differed based on their functional limitations, as identified by the Short Set. Finally, we will present ways that Save the Children and other organizations can move forward with collecting critical data on children’s disabilities using these questions.