The Disability Data and Evidence Working Group (DDEWG)

The Disability Data and Evidence Working Group (DDEWG) comprises government officials, representatives from Disabled peoples’ Organisations and groups interested in disability research. The Group has a governance function overseeing the delivery of a work programme. The quarterly meetings are jointly chaired by the Office for Disability Issues and Statistics NZ. The work programme is managed by MSD as part of its support of the Disability Action Plan. The work programme includes workstreams on engagement, communication and resources; the IDI and Access to government; the outcomes framework of the NZ Disability Strategy and research.

The Disability Data and Evidence Working Group has a major focus on the types of data required to ensure the development of sound policy and appropriate services to meet the needs of disabled people in New Zealand and, thereby, improve their everyday lives. 

Meeting minutes

Meeting papers and summaries of  Working Group meetings are available in this section. Papers presented in draft form at meetings have not been uploaded.

27 June 2022

21 March 2022

13 December 2021

7 September 2021

Related papers

8 June 2021

Read the minutes of the 8 June event here in HTML

23 March 2021

Read the summary of the 23 March event here in HTML

Related papers:

17 September 2020

Read the summary of the event here in HTML 

Related papers: 

Disability data and evidence resources

This site contains a selection of resources regarding disability data and evidence in New Zealand. There are a number of different sources for capturing disability data and evidence, including capturing Mātauranga Māori (knowledge indigenous to New Zealand).

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