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 |

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 |

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