This website disseminates official statistics on disability produced by Istat and institutions belonging to the National Statistical System. The available data have been processed and organized by Istat in the information system with the aim of documenting the living conditions and the level of social inclusion of people with disabilities and to provide support for the planning of the policies and monitoring of the UN Convention. Therefore, the information system has as privileged users the policy makers, the scientific community and, more generally, the stakeholders in the sector.
This website is one of the products of a broader project , currently funded by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy , with the aim to increase statistical information on disability, in compliance with article no. 41 - bis of the National Law no. 162/98 and of the article no. 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The indicators presented in the information system utilise different official data sources, statistical and administrative. The definitions of disability, on the basis of which were produced indicators, differ according to the source considered, for this reason particular attention has been paid to the development of a metadata system that provides vital information to the correct reading of the data.
The website is organized into 3 main sections: Data access, Documents and Glossary, and finally UNCRPD Indicators. It also provides a support area with links to national and international organizations relevant to the topics covered in the information system.
The Data access
section allows the user to browse, query and download the available data.
The Documents and Glossary
section provides pubblications, background information and clarification of terminology.
The UNCRPD Indicators
section contains key indicators products for monitoring the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
For statistical data and Istat pubblications - ph. +39 06 4673.3102-3-4-6