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1 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 1 Mainstreaming Disability Statistics in the Philippine Statistical System: Challenges and Opportunities Presented by Romulo A. Virola Secretary General National Statistical Coordination Board, Philippines Side Event on Disability Data and Statistics for Inclusive Development: Next Steps for Action at the National, Regional, and Global Levels Organized by the Division for Social Policy and Development 43 rd Session of the UN Statistical Commission 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., 01 March 2012

2 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 2 Discussion Points Requested 1. The experience of the Philippines – how disability data have been used for national policy-making 2. What is the biggest challenge in your experience in mainstreaming the collection and analysis of disability data and statistics (creating demand for disability statistics and building national capacity) 3. How can international cooperation help to address this challenge?

3 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 3 Outline of Presentation I. Efforts of the Philippines Statistical System (PSS) on the Compilation of Disability Statistics II. Challenges and Opportunities on the Generation of Disability Statistics III. Way Forward

4 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 4 I. Efforts of the Philippine Statistical System (PSS) on the Compilation of Disability Statistics I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

5 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 5 I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics A. Promotion of Disability Concerns in the Philippines: Guided by internationally agreed frameworks/commitments, such as the: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ILO Convention on the Vocational Rehabilitation of Persons with Disability

6 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 6 1)The 1987 Constitution There are five provisions of the Constitution where persons with disability are expressly mentioned to ensure that persons with disability have equal participation in the Philippine Society Mandates the establishment of National Commission Concerning Disabled Persons (NCCDP, now National Council on Disability Affairs, NCDA) for their rehabilitation development and self-reliance, and integration into the mainstream of society A. Promotion of Disability Concerns in the Philippines: Guided by local legal/official frameworks such as the: I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

7 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 7 2. Accessibility Law (July 26, 1982) requires that public buildings meet reasonable accessibility requirements in order to promote the mobility of persons with disability 3. Republic Act. No. 6759 White Cane Act (Sept 18, 1989) awareness raising measure for the benefit of visually impaired persons A. Promotion of Disability Concerns in the Philippines: Guided by local legal/official frameworks such as the: I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

8 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 8 4. Magna Carta for Disabled Persons (Republic Act No. 7277 of 1992) The Magna Carta contains specific provisions and policies: Address the concerns of persons with disability and ensures that they are provided equal opportunities and participation in their development Prohibits acts of discrimination in the area of employment, transportation services and use of public accommodations Grants 20% discount privileges in the purchase of medicines and other basic services A. Promotion of Disability Concerns in the Philippines: Guided by local legal/official frameworks such as the: I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

9 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 9 5. Republic Act. No. 8425 Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act (Dec 11, 1997) Declares that the State should adopt an area-based sectoral and focused intervention to poverty alleviation Identified persons with disability as 1of the 14 basic sectors. 6. National Plan of Action for the Philippine Decade of Persons with Disabilities (2003-2012) 7. National Human Rights Action Plan 2009-2014, particularly on the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) A. Promotion of Disability Concerns in the Philippines: Guided by local legal/official frameworks such as the: I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

10 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 10 8. Philippine Development Plan (2011-2016) Includes in Chapter 8 on Social Development strategies on PWDs, such as on education and training of PWDs, full implementation of laws protecting PWDs, amended Magna Carta for PWDs A. Promotion of Disability Concerns in the Philippines: Guided by local legal/official frameworks such as the: I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

11 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 11 The Philippines has supported/initiated resolutions on disability concerns adopted by the UN General Assembly (GA) - A/Res/65/186 - Realizing the Millennium Development Goals for PWDs Towards 2015 and Beyond - A/Res/66/124 – High Level Meeting on the Realization of the MDGs and Other Internationally-Agreed Development Goals for PWDs B. Promotion of disability concerns at the global level I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

12 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 12 Now widely recognized that, Efforts aimed at advancing the status of PWDs require timely and accurate information on the situation of PWDs. In the Philippines, The Philippine Statistical System (PSS) acknowledges the need to provide the necessary data support on disability statistics for the formulation of plans for the development of the PWDs The PSS is a decentralized statistical system where different agencies of government produce various kinds of statistics including those on PWDs, which has implications on the quality of disability statistics I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

13 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 13 Framework of Statistical Coordination in the PSS Policy-making/ Coordinating Agency Policy-making/ Coordinating Agency Judicial and Legislative Office Judicial and Legislative Office Executive Office Training, Education and Research Institutions Training, Education and Research Institutions Data Producers Data Users Data Providers/ Respondents

14 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 14 Framework of Statistical Coordination in the PSS National Statistical Coordination Board National Statistics Office Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics Statistical Research and Training Center Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Bureau of Agricultural Statistics produces general-purpose statistics Produces establishment - based labor and employment statistics produces agricultural statistics produces money and banking statistics conducts short- term courses in statistics and researches to enhance methodologies, concepts, etc. Policy-making and coordinating body The Decentralized Philippine Statistical System Major Statistical Agencies

15 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 15 What Do We Have In the Philippines? A.Statistical Policies on Disability Statistics B.Coordination Mechanisms on Disability Statistics C.Disability Statistical Products and Services I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

16 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 16 1. NSCB Resolution No. 22, Series of 2009 – Approving the Data Items to be Included in the 2010 Census of Population and Housing Questions on functional difficulty, based on the recommended questions of the WG on Disability Statistics, were included in the core data items included in the 2010 Census of Population and Housing 2. NSCB Resolution No. 8, Series of 1994 – Enjoining the agencies of government to promote gender conderns in the generation of data, which covers sex-disaggregation of disability statistics A. Statistical Policies on Disability Statistics I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

17 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 17 1. Philippine Statistical Development Program (PSDP) - Serves as a guide to the PSS in the formulation and implementation of statistical activities during the period as well as the directions/work plan of the NSCB-coordinated IAC-HNS. - One chapter is on Health and Nutrition Statistics, which particularly addresses concerns on the generation, dissemination, and utilization of statistics on health and nutrition, including disability. - Philippine NSDS, PSDP 2011-2017 – eighth edition since 1976 B. Coordination Mechanisms on Disability Statistics I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

18 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 18 2. Interagency Committee on Health and Nutrition Statistics (IACHNS) - Aims to resolve statistical issues and to address emerging concerns on health and nutrition statistics, including disability statistics, to be able to provide relevant reliable and timely data for planning and programming purposes. - Composition: Chair: Department of Health (DOH) Vice-Chair: National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) Members: 13 member agencies, NCDA as resource person B. Coordination Mechanisms on Disability Statistics I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

19 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 19 3. Hosting of International Conferences/Local Advocacy Interagency Activities 8 th Meeting of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics was held in the Philippines on 29-31 October 2008 Annual Celebration of National Statistics Month – a forum for collaboration among PSS agencies towards improvement of sectoral statistics in the Philippines B. Coordination Mechanisms on Disability Statistics I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

20 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 20 4. International Cooperation Participation of the Philippines, through the NSCB, on various conferences/fora/meetings/regional and global projects - Meetings of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics, including Annual Reporting on National Activities Related to Disability Statistics - Sessions of the UN Statistical Commission, International Statistical Institute, etc - UN ESCAP/Washington Group Project on Disability Statistics B. Coordination Mechanisms on Disability Statistics I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

21 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 21 4. International Cooperation (cont.) Conduct of UNESCAP- WG- NSO Project on the Improvement of Disability Measurement and Statistics in Asia and the Pacific - Cognitive and field test of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) based disability questions for surveys - Cognitive and field test project under the Biwako Millennium Framework (BMF) and Regional Census Programme, a project implemented by the UNESCAP from 2007 to 2009 - The Philippines was one of the six countries which undertook the cognitive and field testing in 2009. B. Coordination Mechanisms on Disability Statistics I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

22 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 22 1.1983 National Disability Survey -Conducted by the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons (NCWD) now National Commission on Disability Affairs (NCDA) with the Department of Health and University of the Philippines General Hospital C. Disability Statistical Products and Services I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

23 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 23 2. Conduct of 1990 CPH, 1995 PopCen, and 2000 CPH with 1 question on disability Disability Question: Does _______ have any physical or mental disability? 1Yes 2 No C. Disability Statistical Products and Services I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

24 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 24 2. Conduct of 1990 CPH, 1995 PopCen, and 2000 CPH with 1 question on disability Official statistics on PWDs: Proportion of PWDs less than 1.5% 2000 CPH: 942,098 (1.23%) 1995 PopCen: 919,292 (1.34%) 1990 CPH: 636,999 (1.05%) C. Disability Statistical Products and Services I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

25 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 25 3. Conduct of the 2010 CPH with questions on functional difficulty Inclusion of short set of questions recommended by the WG on functional disability in the 2010 CPH Functional Difficulty Question: Does ____ have any difficulty/problem in…? YesNo Questions were translated in English, Filipino and five major dialects (Cebuano, Waray, Ilocano, Bicolano, Hilgaynon) C. Disability Statistical Products and Services a)Seeing, even when wearing eyeglasses b)Hearing, even when using a hearing aid c)Walking or climbing steps d)Remembering or concentrating e)Self-caring (bathing or dressing) f)Communicating using his/her usual language I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

26 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 26 3. Conduct of the 2010 CPH with questions on functional difficulty Using the results of the 2010 CPH: The following statistical tables on disability are planned to be released in 2012: o Table 8. Household population with functional difficulty by sex and age group o Table 9. Household population 5 years old and over with functional difficulty by type, sex and age group C. Disability Statistical Products and Services I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

27 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 27 4. Conduct of some testing for effective data gathering of disability statistics A.Pretests of Census of Population B.WHO/UNESCAP Disability Question Set Testing C.Washington Group General Measure on Disability Cognitive Test C. Disability Statistical Products and Services I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

28 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 28 5. Available Administrative Data on PWDs Data/information on the number of PWDs served on a quarterly, semestral and annual basis Data are released through the Compendium of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and Selected Social Welfare and Development Statistics C. Disability Statistical Products and Services I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

29 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 29 5. Available Administrative Data on PWDs (cont.) Some Administrative Data on PWDs are also available from the following agencies: - Social Security System (SSS) and Government Security and Insurance System (GSIS) o statistics on employed workers registered in their system who became disabled when they claim for benefits - Department of Social Welfare and Development o statistics based on the submitted administrative forms on Social Services for Distressed and Displaced Population - Department of Education o statistics based on enrolment records of public schools and special schools where PWDs are currently enrolled C. Disability Statistical Products and Services I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

30 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 30 C. Disability Statistical Products and Services 6. Philippine Registry for PWDs – many problems Department of Healths National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (DOH-NCDPC), in coordination with the National Council for Disability Affairs Uses a web-based system for the issuance of PWD Identification Cards which was launched last 24 September 2009 Aimed to eventually establish the Philippine Registry for PWDs (PRPWDs) for the issuance of the identification numbers and the generation of statistical reports I. Efforts of the PSS on the Compilation of Disability Statistics

31 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 31 II. Challenges and Opportunities on the Generation of Disability Statistics II. Challenges and Opportunities on the Generation of Disability Statistics

32 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 32 In mainstreaming disability statistics in the Philippine Statistical System, what challenges do/did we face? Measurement problems associated with functional difficulty Need to ensure use of international standards Problems are being encountered in the establishment of the Philippine Registry for PWDs II. Challenges and Opportunities on the Generation of Disability Statistics A. Methodological/Operational – lack of capabilities of official Statisticians/data producers on the measurement of disability

33 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 33 II. Challenges and Opportunities on the Generation of Disability Statistics B. Lack of Statistical Capacity of dutybearers/users of disability statistics (NCDA) C. Need for better coordination of the agencies of government involved in the generation of disabilitystatistics D.Lack of resources allocated for disability statistics! E. Absence of clearly demonstrated policy uses of disability statistics – the BIGGEST CHALLENGE – the absence of a demand-driven disability statistics culture In mainstreaming disability statistics in the Philippine Statistical System, what challenges do/did we face?

34 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 34 II. Challenges and Opportunities on the Generation of Disability Statistics A.Philippine Registry for PWDs AreaTargetActual 1. Registered PWDs 4.3 million PWDs (assuming 5% of the population are PWDs) Note: Official statistics on PWDs are, 2000 CPH: 942,098 (1.23%) 1995 PopCen: 919,292 (1.34%) 1990 CPH: 636,999 (1.05%) Registry started in 2004. As of 2009: Only approximately 5,000 registered. As of 2010: Despite the introduction of web-based registration in 2010, only 500 registrants were added. Main source of reference: National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (NCPDC), DOH. The NCPDC is the unit in charge of the Philippine Registry for PWDs.

35 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 35 AreaTargetActual 2. BudgetThere was no specific funds allocated for the national registration. Per Manual of Operations, the Municipal Health Offices need to prepare a work and financial plan to be submitted to the Office of the Mayor for approval and funding. Lacked financial resources to cover transportation allowances of registrants especially those coming from distant barangays/villages. Main source of reference: National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (NCPDC), DOH. The NCPDC is the unit in charge of the Philippine Registry for PWDs. A.Philippine Registry for PWDs (cont.) II. Challenges and Opportunities on the Generation of Disability Statistics

36 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 36 AreaTargetActual 3. OperationsManuals were distributed to concerned local units with only a month or few weeks before conduct of the Registry. Very few PWD organizations were mobilized to assist in the registration. Training of trainers lasted for three days; Re- echoing the national registration training to the local government health units lasted at most half a day Local health workers handling the registration complained of work overload. Main source of reference: National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (NCPDC), DOH. The NCPDC is the unit in charge of the Philippine Registry for PWDs. A.Philippine Registry for PWDs (cont.) II. Challenges and Opportunities on the Generation of Disability Statistics

37 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 37 AreaTargetActual 4. Advocacy Lacked information campaign on the Registry and its incentives/benefits/advantages 5. InstitutionalizationNeeded to identify key players in the institutionalization of the national registration Main source of reference: National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (NCPDC), DOH. The NCPDC is the unit in charge of the Philippine Registry for PWDs. A.Philippine Registry for PWDs (cont.) II. Challenges and Opportunities on the Generation of Disability Statistics

38 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 38 B.Cognitive Testing of Functional Difficulty for 2010 Census Cognitive Test Process Long and tedious Requires persuasion and good note taking skills Emotionally depleting especially if the respondent belongs to the low socio-economic status group Requires some knowledge of medical conditions especially to validate self-report ailments or determine health disparities (for functional difficulty) Source: Philippines National Statistics Office. 2009. Philippines NSO Experience in Cognitive Testing of Functional Difficulty. 9 th Meeting of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics. 7-9 October 2009. II. Challenges and Opportunities on the Generation of Disability Statistics

39 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 39 Working Towards the Improvement of Disability Statistics has been challenging but it also has its rewards/opportunities A.The Philippine engagement with the Washington Group under the leadership of NCHS/Jennifer Madans has been an empowering experience towards mainstreaming disability statistics in the PSS - Official Statisticians now know more about disability - Official Statisticians now know better how to measure disability II. Challenges and Opportunities on the Generation of Disability Statistics

40 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 40 Working Towards the Improvement of Disability Statistics has been challenging but it also has its rewards/opportunities B. Efforts of the statistical agencies to improve sectoral statistics like on disability, have opened up avenues to improve statistical coordination within the Philippine Statistical System and enhance appreciation for statistics by stakeholders Many more agencies of government are now consulting/collaborating with the statistical agencies towards Development of a Registry of Farmers Development of a Registry of Fisherfolk II. Challenges and Opportunities on the Generation of Disability Statistics

41 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 41 Working Towards the Improvement of Disability Statistics has been challenging but it also has its rewards/opportunities C. Integration of statistics in decision making (on poverty alleviation) in the Philippines has been enhanced - With the support of the World Bank, the NSCB produced small area poverty estimates which were used by the DSWD to identify beneficiaries of our CCT program. The PSS-DSWD collaboration on poverty alleviation (NHTSPR) has been an inspiring experience towards the integration of statistics in decision-making - Statistics are now very visibly being used in the primary program of government on poverty alleviation and stakeholders, including politicians know it, even if not all of them like it! II. Challenges and Opportunities on the Generation of Disability Statistics

42 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 42 III. Way Forward

43 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 43 Mainstreaming disability statistics in the Philippine Statistical System means: 1.Availability of Better statistics on PWDs Need for timely, regular, relevant and sex -disaggregated disability statistics – (socio-economic profile)who are the PWDs? Need for sub-national (local level) disability data–where are the PWDs? III. Way Forward Where do we want to go?

44 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 44 Mainstreaming disability statistics in the Philippine Statistical System means: 2. Better use of better statistics on PWDs Disability statistics are actually used to craft programs and policies for inclusive development 3.Higher investments on disability statistics Government is giving higher budgetary priority to the generation, dissemination/communication, and use of disability statistics III. Way Forward Where do we want to go?

45 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 45 To mainstream disability statistics in the Philippine Statistical System towards inclusive development, towards better development outcomes for PWDs: some strategies 1.Statistical Capacity Building Producers of statistics Users of statistics - NCDA 2.Greater Advocacy – we need convincing articulation on the importance of disability statistics by agencies promoting PWDs NCDA to push for better statistics on PWDs PWDs are one of the 14 basic sectors – poverty statistics available for 8 of the basic sectors but not for PWDs III. Way Forward

46 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 46 To mainstream disability statistics in the Philippine Statistical System towards inclusive development, better development outcomes for PWDs: some strategies 3. Institutionalization of collection/dissemination of statistics on PWDs in the Philippine Statistical System The Philippine Statistical Development Program 2011-2017 has identified programs on disability statistics Conduct of disability surveys Improvement of the Registry of PWDs Improved sharing of disability data - Devt of disability data portal III. Way Forward

47 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 47 To mainstream disability statistics in the Philippine Statistical System towards inclusive development, better development outcomes for PWDs: some strategies 4. Better coordination - Lack of coordination wastes resources Within countries, between the statistical community and the program ministries Among the stakeholders in the international community III. Way Forward

48 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 48 To mainstream disability statistics in the Philippine Statistical System towards inclusive development, better development outcomes for PWDs: some strategies 5. Continued engagement with/of the international community Methodological Work/Capacity Building Devt of long set of questions by Washington Group Methodological Initiatives of WHO Training Programs of SIAP – both producers & users of statistics Conduct of Regional/International Workshops UNESCAP for sharing of experiences III. Way Forward

49 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 49 To mainstream disability statistics in the Philippine Statistical System towards inclusive development, better development outcomes for PWDs: some strategies 5. Continued engagement with/of the international community Implementation of the Busan Action Plan for Statistics World Bank as a key player Financial/Technical Assistance Help in the Advocacy for Statistics, Advocacy for PWDs III. Way Forward

50 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 50 It costs money to generate, disseminate, and utilize high quality statistics! Resources for statistics have increased but have not been commensurate with the much increased demand for statistics If we want better disability statistics, we must cultivate a genuine political will to advocate for statistics, to invest in statistics, Investment on Disability Statistics = Investment on PWDs! III. Way Forward

51 Side Event at the 43 rd Session of the UNSC RAVirola/ 01 March 2012 Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL STATISTICAL COORDINATION BOARD 51 Maraming Salamat po! URL: http://www.nscb.gov.ph e-mail: info@nscb.gov.ph


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