Daniel Mont has extensive experience in the area of disability and inclusive development in research, operations, and capacity building, having worked for many years with the World Bank but also with a wide range of other international development agencies, governments, academics, and civil society organizations.
In terms of research, Mont has published extensively on disability measurement issues and the relation between disability and poverty. Two papers represent some of the first attempts to control for the extra costs of disability in examining the relation between disability and poverty in developing countries. A recent publication is the first paper to empirically show how the development of infrastructure can weaken the link between disability and poverty.
As chair of the Analytical Working Group of the UN Statistical Commission’s Washington Group on Disability Statistics, Mont oversaw the testing and analytical plan that lead to the development of census and survey questions that have been adopted in many countries. He also worked with UNICEF to develop a new instrument for identification of disability in children and make education management information systems more inclusive, and is working with UNICEF and the ILO on developing survey modules for school and work environments. He has developed and been involved with the implementation of disability surveys in Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan, India, and Indonesia, and has advised many other countries working on similar surveys. Under a current DFAT grant, he is working with the Washington Group to develop and deliver technical capacity building workshops and materials targeted towards national statistical offices around the world on disability measurement and analysis.
He has also been a trainer for DPOs and other civil society organizations on policy analysis and research on inclusion, and has worked with UNDP and OHCHR on developing an indicator framework for reporting on the CRPD. With ESCAP, he wrote the guidelines for reporting on indicators for the Incheon “Making the Right Real” Strategy, and has worked with many governments on developing strategic plans for moving toward inclusion – in policy as well monitoring and evaluation.
While at the World Bank Office in Hanoi, he helped develop and implement projects on rural development and poverty reduction among ethnic minorities, and was in charge of the country’s gender assessment, as well as general capacity building on poverty statistics.
He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College.
Publications related to disability and inclusion.
Loeb, M., Mont, D., Cappa, C., De Palma, E., Madans, J., & Crialesi, R. (2018). The development and testing of a module on child functioning for identifying children with disabilities on surveys. I: Background. Disability and Health Journal.
Cappa, C., Mont, D., Loeb, M., Misunas, C., Madans, J., Comic, T., & de Castro, F. (2018). The development and testing of a module on child functioning for identifying children with disabilities on surveys. III: Field testing. Disability and Health Journal.
Groce, N. and Mont, D., “Counting disability: emerging consensus on the Washington Group questionnaire,” Lancet Global Health, Volume 5, Number 7, July 2017
Mitra, S., Palmer, M., Kim, H., Mont, D., Groce, N., “Extra costs of living with a disability: A systematized review and agenda for research,” Disability and Health Journal, 2017
Mitra, S., Palmer, M., Mont, D. and Groce, N. “Health Insurance and children in low- and middle-income countries: A review,” Economic Record, doi:10.1111/1475-4932.12331, 2017
Mont D and Nguyen CV, “Spatial Variation in the Disability-Poverty Correlation: Evidence from Vietnam,” Social Research Indicators, doi:10.1007/s11205-017-1619-z, 201
De Beaudrap, P., G. Beninguisse, Pasquier, A. Tchoumkeu, A. Touko, F. Essomba, A. Brus, T.Aderemi, J. Hanass-Hancock, A. Eide, M. Mac-Seing, D. Mont, Prevalence of HIV infection among people with disabilities: a population-based observational study in Yaoundé, Cameroon (HandiVIH), Lancet HIV, January 23, 2017
De Beaudrap, P., E. Pasquier, A. Noelle, A. Touko, F. Essomba, A. Brus, A. Degrées du Loû, T.Aderemi, J. Hanass-Hancock, A. Eide, D. Mont, M. Mac-Seing, G. Beninguisse “HandiVIH. A population-based survey to understand the vulnerability of people with disabilities to HIV and other sexual and reproductive health problems in Cameroon: protocol and methodological considerations,” British Medical Journal Open 2016;6:e008934 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008934
Madans JH, Mont, D, and Loeb M, “Comments on Sabariego et al. Measuring Disability: Comparing the Impact of Two Data Collection Approaches on Disability Rates,” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2015, 12, 10329-10351
Palmer M, Groce N, Mont D, Nguyen OH, and Mitra S, “The Economic Lives of People with Disabilities in Vietnam,”, PLOS ONE, July 2015
Mitra S, Palmer M, Mont D, Groce N “Can Households Cope with Health Shocks in Vietnam?”, Health Economics, May 2015
Palmer M, Mitra S, Mont D and Groce N “The Impact of Child Health Insurance in Vietnam: A regression discontinuity approach,” Social Science and Medicine, August 2014
Mont, D, Cappa C, Bahadur Chetri N, Dorji C, Hingst G, Khan N, Penjor K, “Poverty, Maternal Education and Child Disability: Evidence from Bhutan,” Disability and International Development, 2014
Mont D and Nguyen CV, “Does Parental Disability Matter for Child Education? Evidence from Vietnam,” World Development Vol 48, pp. 88-107, 2013
Mont D and Cuong NV, “Disability and Poverty in Vietnam,” World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 25 Issue 2, 2011
Mont D, “Talking with Our Son: Helping an Autistic Child Navigate the World of Neurologically Typical Communication,” Disability Studies Quarterly, October 2011
Khan, N., Ferdous, Mahbub, Mobarak, Parveen, Mont and Durkin, “The Impact of Maternal and Household Characteristics on Childhood Impairments and Disabilities in Bangladesh”, with Bangladesh Journal of Child Health Vol. 35, No. 2, 2011
Miller K, Mont D, Madans J, Altman B and Maitland A, “Results of a Cross-National Structured Cognitive Interviewing Protocol to Test Measures of Disability”, Quantity and Quality, December 2010
Mont D and Loeb M, “A Functional Approach to Assessing Health Impacts on People with Disabilities,” with M. Loeb, ALTER: European Journal of Disability Research, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp. 159-173, July-September 2010
Braithwaite J and Mont D, “Disability and Poverty: A Survey of World Bank Poverty Assessments and Implications,” ALTER: European Journal of Disability Research Vol. 3, pp. 219-232 July 2009
Loeb M, Eide A, Mont D, “Approaching disability prevalence: the case of Zambia,” ALTER: European Journal of Disability Research, with M. Loeb and A. Eide, Vol. 2 No. 1, March 2008
Mont D, “Measuring Health and Disability,” The Lancet, 369:1658-63, May 12, 2007
Mont D and Burton JF, “Comparing the Costs of Workers’ Compensation Across Different States,” The Regional Economic Review, Marshall University’s Center for Business and Economic Research, Summer 2001
Books, Monographs, and Book Chapters
Graham N., L. Shultz S. Mitra, Mont, D., (Forthcoming). Disability among children and schooling in Child and Adolescent Health and Development. Disease Control Priorities (DCP), World Bank
Mont, D, Children, Women and Men with Disabilities in Vanuatu, UNICEF, 2015
Mont D, Alur S, Loeb M, Miller K, “Cognitive Analysis of Survey Questions for Identifying Out-of-School Children with Disabilities in India,” in: International Measurement of Disability: Purpose, Method and Application, BM Altman (ed.), Springer, 2016)
Bhutan National Statistics Bureau, Bhutan Two-Stage Child Disability Study, with C. Dorji, N. Chetri, N. Khan, Bhutan National Statistics Bureau, 2013
Mont D, “Employment Programs for People with Disabilities in Low- and Middle-income Countries,” Chapter in Heymann, J., M.A. Stein and G. Moreno (Eds.) Disability and Equity at Work (New York: Oxford University Press), 2013
Mont D, Adioetomo SM, Irwanto I, People with Disabilities: Empirical Facts and Implications for Social Protection Policies, TNP2K, Government of Indonesia, 2014
Mont D, “Social Protection,” Chapter in Buchanan, Cate (Editor) Gun Violence, Disability and Recovery, Surviving Gun Violence Project, Center for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva, 2013
Contributor to Chapter 2 (Disability – A Global Picture), Chapter 7 (Education), and Chapter 8 (Work and Employment) of WHO-World Bank, World Report on Disability 2011
Mont D, “Social Protection and Disability,” Chapter in Poverty and Disability, ed. T. Barron and J. M. Ncube, Leonard Cheshire Publications, London, 2010
Mont D, A Different Kind of Boy: A Father’s Memoir About Raising a Gifted Child with Autism, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002
Mont D, Burton JF, Reno V, and Thompson C, Workers’ Compensation: Benefits, Coverage, and Costs, 2000 New Estimates, National Academy of Social Insurance, 2002
Mont D, Palmer M, Mitra S, Groce, N, “Disability Identification Cards: Issues in Effective Design,” working paper 29, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre Working Paper Series, University College London, 2016
Groce N, Mitra S, Mont D, Nguyen C, Palmer M, “The Long-term Impact of War on Disability: Evidence from Vietnam,” working paper 28, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre Working Paper Series, University College London, 2015
Mitra S, Mont D, Palmer M, Groce N, “A Qualitative Study into the Costs of Disability and Social Protection Reform,” working paper (under review)
Mont D, “Child Disability and Poverty,” University College Working Paper 25, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre Working Paper, University College, 2014
“Morbidity Rates,” entry in Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research, Springer Publications, 2013
Mont D and Goodman N, “Screening for Childhood Disability in Macedonia,” UNICEF working paper, 2013
Mont D and Alur S, “Report of Cognitive Research on Proposed Survey Questions for Identifying Out-of-School Children with Disabilities in India,” ADAPT and CBM, December 2012
Mont D, “An Overview of Disability Benefit Programs in the United States,” World Bank working paper, 2012
Mont D and Loeb M, “Beyond DALYs: Developing Indicators to Assess the Impact of Public Health Interventions on the Lives of People with Disabilities,” Social Protection Discussion Paper No. 0815, May 2008
Braithwaite J, R. Carroll R, Mont D, and Peffley K, “Disability & Development in the World Bank FY2000–2007,” Social Protection Discussion Paper, No, 0808 May 2008
Mont D and Abraham I, “Measuring Disability Prevalence in Latin America and the Caribbean,” En Breve, The World Bank. December 2007
Mont D, “Measuring Disability Prevalence,” Social Protection Discussion Paper No. 0706, The World Bank, 2007
Mont D, “Disability in Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Drawing on Experience in LAC,” paper prepared for Third International Conference on Conditional Cash Transfers, Istanbul, June 2006
Mont D, “Disability Employment Policy,” Social Protection Discussion Paper No. 0413, The World Bank, 2004
Mont D, Burton JF, Thomason, C, and Reno V, “Workers’ Compensation Coverage,” Workers’ Compensation Policy Review, with Cecili Thompson, , 2003
Mont D, “Time Limiting Federal Disability Benefits,” Congressional Budget Office Paper, 1997