The Training Manual on Disability Statistics is a joint product of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
The team that provided guidance for the Manual includes Tomas Africa, Davaasuren Chultemjamts, Andrew Flatt, Haishan Fu, Pietro Gennari, Lene Mikkelsen, and Tevfik Bedirhan Ustun.
The Manual was drafted by Joanne Hillerman and Nenad Kostanjsek with substantive inputs from Aiko Akiyama, Ken Black, Wei Liu and Jan Smit. It was edited by Jerome Bickenbach, Daniel Clarke, Sarah Perini, and Mercedita Tia with assistance from Chol Han, Krisana Boonpriroje, Julie Gotoh, Andres Montes, Nixie Mabanag, Varaphorn Prapatsakdi, and Prapapan Treeratpituk.
WHO and ESCAP gratefully acknowledge valuable inputs received from national and international experts who participated in the series of workshops organized under the ESCAP/WHO project: Ziaullah Zia of Afghanistan; Marilyn Linggi Teo Lai of Brunei Darussalam; Seng Soeurn and Tith Vong of Cambodia; Xiao Li and Qiu Zhuoying of China; Timoci Bainimarama and Serevi Baledrokadroka of Fiji; Wai Fun Siu of Hong Kong, China; Jogeswar Dash and Inder Jeet Singh of India; Arizal Ahnaf and Tati Suryati of Indonesia; Seyedeh Susan Rafie and Samaneh Qaderi of Islamic Republic of Iran; Bounloy Sengkhamyong of Lao PDR; Dick Wah Yau and Anna Yee Ling Chan of Macao, China; Undrakhbayar Sundui and Tserenkhand Bideriya of Mongolia; Guillermo Jr. Lipio of the Philippines; Albert Bengkiat Tan of Singapore; Haputantrige Rathnasiri Gunasekera and Warahena Liyanage Don Pathman de Alwis Goonatilleke of Sri Lanka; Pattariya Jarutat, Ubonwon Wathanadilokul, Orasri Hintamai and Arpaporn Amonthum of Thailand; Nguyen Phong and Chung Nguyen Dinh of Viet Nam; Jeremiah Banda of UNSD; Jennifer Madans and Maguerite Schneider of Washington Group; Razikhan Hamdard Razikhan of UNDP; Ghazy Mujahid of UNFPA; Jean-Francois Trani of Handicap-International Afghanistan; and Betsy Van Leit of Handicap-International Cambodia.
The Manual benefited from the experiences of the following countries, which participated in the pilot tests of ICF-based questionnaires in 2005 developed by WHO and the Washington Group: Fiji, Indonesia, India, Mongolia and the Philippines.
The Government of the Republic of Korea generously provided funding for the ESCAP/WHO project through which the Manual was produced. The Australian Bureau of Statistics provided valuable technical support throughout the project.
hotos in the Manual were kindly provided by the WHO Photo Contest "Images of Health and Disability 2002, 2003, 2004", and the Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD).