Fixing the broken promise of education for all: children with disabilities

Natasha Graham


Most countries engaged in the Global Out of School Initiative (OOSCI) came across a common observation: quality disability data is missing in all five dimensions of exclusion, and in general lack of disaggregated data on children with disabilities was found to be one of the biggest obstacles to understanding the barriers that children with disabilities face.

Without having disability data, disaggregated by the degree and the type of disability, it is difficult to fully understand the barriers that lead to exclusion, and to plan interventions targeting specific disabilities. Countries engaged in the OOSCI reported that they lack assessment tools and methodologies to identify children with disabilities making it difficult to collect disaggregated disability data, plan and budget for appropriate services, infrastructure and resources.

The cover shows the title of the report with the two logos of UNICEF and UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Natasha Graham
Publication date


(PDF, 415,77 KB)