Rwanda: First digital census for Persons with disability￼
Rwanda is set to have its first digital census for persons with disability. The traditional data collection with pen and paper has proven futile to have a national database of disabilities, their causes, and the challenges that those with disabilities face.
After the exercise, the government is set to roll out a Disability Management Information System (DMIS), which will also facilitate researchers in the disability sector.
According to the National Council of Persons with Disability, data on disabilities in Rwanda is collected occasionally, however, there is a gap in nationwide reliable, disaggregated data, which makes it difficult for evidence-based planning and advocacy of inclusive policies.
The census will cost $1 million (over Rwf1 billion), and 60 percent of it will be spent on data collection.