Representation of Persons with Disabilities in Ethiopian Labour Force: A Review of National Surveys on Disability Statistics

Authors/editor(s): Gender Equality and Women Empowerment by AU, UNECA and UN Women

The Central Statistics Agency of Ethiopia (CSA) is mandated to produce and disseminate economic, social and demographic data. The agency also supports and effectively coordinates the work of other actors in the National Statistical System (NSS) to produce quality data.  The CSA has long been working with stakeholders from the NSS and development partners to improve the data and statistics system. Among others, the Agency is working to enhance the systematic production, analysis, accessibility, and use of gender statistics for the implementation, monitoring, and accountability of the national development plan and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Based on this initiative and considering the SDGs principle’ of “leave no-one behind”, this study explores the representation of Persons with Disabilities in the workforce of Ethiopia with sex and age disaggregation. The assessment was undertaken using available data sources including national surveys and censuses undertaken by CSA and some administrative data. The report visualizes the available data, shows gaps and areas for improvement, and undergoing efforts to enhance disability statistics.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Ethiopia

Subject area(s): 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Gender, culture and society; Women with disabilities; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Gender mainstreaming; Gender statistics

Resource type: Assessments

UN Women office involved in publication: Ethiopia Country Office

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 70

Publishing entities: African Union Commission; Economic Commission for Africa (ECA); United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)