The gap in primary completion rates between children with and without disabilities has increased in recent decades, according to a new World Bank and Global Partnership for Education (GPE) report. The report, Disability Gaps in Educational Attainment and Literacy, examined census data from 19 countries.
With fewer than 10% of children with disabilities in Africa attending school, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank have launched a new US$3 million Disability-Inclusive Education in Africa program. The 3-year initiative aims to collect better data on the education of children with disabilities, provide technical assistance for building capacity and support demonstrative pilot projects in select African countries.
To learn more, read this GPE blog by Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo of the World Bank and Koli Banik of USAID.