Year

2020

The IDA Inclusive Education Global Report has been developed as part of IDA’s Inclusive Education Flagship initiative, a component of the Disability Catalyst Programme funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). Led by the IDA Inclusive Education Task Team and informed by the experience of national Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs), this global report on inclusive education presents the work and views of the International Disability Alliance (IDA) on how to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) – ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all – in compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), especially respecting its Article 24 on the rights of all learners with disabilities. 

It includes recommendations of good practices that can be supported by good policies and legislation, leading to truly inclusive education systems. The report lays down the minimum conditions required for inclusion of all children and youth – including children and youth with disabilities in education. It puts forward measures required to build an inclusive education system geared towards providing quality education to all children and youth equitably. At the end, the report provides recommendations to governments and civil society that IDA deems essential and urgentfor the implementation of inclusive education for all learners, including children and youth with disabilities.

The report aims to inform education sector stakeholders on the priorities agreed by the disability rights movement, and to equip disability activists and their allies with essential messages and recommendations to unify and strengthen advocacy towards effective and accelerated reforms of the education sector.

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