More than one billion people around the world experience some form of disability. Individuals with disabilities have, on average, poorer health, lower levels of employment and earnings, and higher…

Quentin Wodon, Hanna Alasuutari |

The message on inclusive education is simple: Every learner matters – and matters equally.   This was the shared spirit when experts from 12 African countries came together in Nairobi, Kenya in…

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Mark Waltham, Koli Banik |

In 2015, the world committed to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” More than an…

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Christopher Thomas |

(Photo: Steve Harris / World Bank) December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Every year, on this day, the international community comes together to take stock of the…

Amer Hasan, Elaine Ding, Ning Fu, Yilin Pan |

Technology can both empower and disempower. At a recent workshop on blockchain, we landed a challenge: how can we use it to facilitate refugee integration? I am an immediate misfit in the dynamic…

Kristina Mikulova |

We should be looking at educational opportunities for all children and young people with disabilities. (Photo: Masaru Goto / World Bank) While schools and educators aim at more inclusive…

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Hanna Alasuutari, Katherine Nicole Giles |

Negative Beliefs and Attitudes Towards Immigrants Threaten Effective Integration The growing scale of human mobility worldwide has rendered immigration a salient topic. Better integration could…

Jonas Bergmann |

Nearly 60 million persons were forcibly displaced worldwide due to conflict and persecution at the end of 2014—the highest number since World War II. Forced displacement is not only a humanitarian…

Kirsten Schuettler |