Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Disability Inclusive Education Study
Despite the growing commitment toward more inclusive policies and practices, persons with disabilities in the Middle East and North Africa region were still among the most marginalized and underserved groups, where children with disabilities may have experienced exclusion, segregation, or integration. The study was informed by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Rights-Based and Social Model of Disability, and the International Disability Alliance, within the overarching theme of the Sustainable Development Goal #4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
The Disability Inclusive Education Study examines national laws and policies for disability inclusive education, as well as strengths and gaps in current policies. The primary focus of the study was on Basic Education with a lighter touch on Higher Education. The countries included in the study are Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen.