In 2017, the Government of Fiji, through its Bureau of Statistics, incorporated the Washington Group Short Set of Disability Questions in its national Population and Housing Census to collect disability data. In the past, disability data in Fiji was collected through different agencies using different tools and methodologies. The 2017 national census marked the first time that disability data were collected through best practices and international standard as well as improved tools. This report undertakes a detailed analysis of the 2017 Population and Housing Census data to explore the situation of children, women, and men with disabilities with respect to their living conditions, education, economic activities, and health in Fiji. This analysis makes an important contribution to the ongoing development aspects of disability-related issues within and outside Fiji.
Read the Fiji Disability Monograph.