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Daniel Mont

Daniel 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. He is based in Washington, DC.

In terms of research, Daniel has published extensively on disability measurement issues, the relation between disability and poverty, measuring the extra costs of living with disability. Recently he has focused on designing inclusive social protection programs and disability assessments.

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.  He has developed and been involved with the implementation of disability surveys in many countries and in the training of national statistical offices.

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,OHCHR and UNESCAP on developing an indicator framework for reporting on the CRPD.

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.



Mont, D. (2023) Estimating the Extra Disability Expenditures for the Design of Inclusive Social Protection Policies Frontiers in Rehabilitation Science, Sec. Disability, Rehabilitation, and Inclusion Volume 4doi: 10.3389/fresc.2023.1179213

Mont, D. (2022). COVID-19, access and assistive technology: The need for preparedness. Global Social Policy, 14680181221146036.

Mont D, Morris, Z, Nasiir, M, Goodman, N, (2022) Estimating Households’ Expenditures on Disability in Africa: The uses and limitations of the Standard of Living Method, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(23), 16069;

Mont D, (2022) Weeks J, Madans J, Ullman, H,` A Strategy to Achieve Disability Data for Policy and Research, Health Affairs, October

Mont D, Layton N, Puli L, Gupta S, Manlapaz A, Shae K, Tebbutt E, Calvo I, Sidiqy M, Dube K, Kacilala U. Assistive Technology during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic: The Roles of Government and Civil Society in Fulfilling the Social Contract (2021)  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 18(22):12031.

Puli, L.; Layton, N.; Mont, D.; Shae, K.; Calvo, I.; Hill, K.D.; Callaway, L.; Tebbutt, E.; Manlapaz, A.; Groenewegen, I.; Hiscock, D. (2021) Assistive Technology Provider Experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health , 18, 10477.

Layton, N; Mont, D.; Puli, L.; Calvo, I.; Shae, K.; Tebbutt, E.; Hill, K.D.; Callaway, L.; Hiscock, D.; Manlapaz, A.; Groenewegen, I.; Sidiqi, M. (2021) Access to Assistive Technology during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic: Voices of Users and Families, Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 18(21), 11273.

Mont, D, (2019) “Disaggregating the Sustainable Development Goals by Disability: To Leave No One Behind,” Disability and International Development,” Issue 2

Palmer, M, CV Nguyen, Mont, D., Mitra, S., Groce, N. (2019), “Long Lasting Consequences of War in Vietnam,” Journal of Peace Research

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

Carty, C.; Mont, D.; Restrepo, D.S.; Salazar, J.P. (2021)WeThe15, Leveraging Sport to Advance Disability Rights and Sustainable Development. Sustainability13, 11738.