Millions of children under the age of five in low- and middle-income countries are at high risk of not achieving their full potential. Multiple factors influence this risk, including health, nutrition, security and safety, responsive caregiving, early learning opportunities, and access to safe water, sanitation and other basic services. High-quality and timely early childhood interventions (ECI) as well as equitable and inclusive early childhood development (ECD) can help mitigate this risk and smooth the pathway for the most marginalised children to access their rights.
Why does the world need inclusive education? Isn't inclusive education very expensive? And, how does Light for the World help achieve inclusive education? Find the answers in this Q&A.
The #CostingEquity report - developed by the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) led by LIGHT FOR THE WORLD and supported by Open Society Foundation and other international NGOs - contributes to the global discourse on education finance by providing a disability perspective on donor and government investment into inclusive education.
The report looks at the benefits of financing disability-inclusive education, the current state of education financing with regard to inclusion, and what needs to change in order for education financing to effectively support the realisation of Sustainable Development Goal 4 and Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).