In this publication, the UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS presents it's position with regards to issues related to the education of children with disabilities. The publication provides rights-based tools for Inclusive Education for children with disabilities meant to serve as a reference for advocacy and policy making to UNICEF's government counterparts and other partners in CEE/CIS. It provides clear strategy options for Inclusive Education for children with disabilities, while keeping in mind the need for system-wide approaches designed to address the needs of ALL children.
This article argues that the exclusion of disabled people from international development organizations and research reflects and reinforces the disproportionately high representation of disabled people among the poorest of the poor. The paper commences with a brief exploration of the links between impairment, disability, poverty, and chronic poverty, followed by a discussion of ways in which disability is excluded from development policy. Evidence of the incidence and distribution of disability is then presented. In the final section, the ways in which different institutions challenge poverty and exclusion among disabled people is reviewed. Survey evidence of the limited inclusion of disabled people within development institutions and policies is presented.
This study aims to contribute to the empirical research on social and economic conditions of people with disabilities in developing countries. Using comparable data and methods across countries, this study presents a snapshot of economic and poverty situation of working-age persons with disabilities and their households in 15 developing countries. The study uses data from the World Health Survey (WHS) conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2002-2004 in 30 developed and 40 developing countries across the world.
This report focuses on the financing of special needs education and its relationship to inclusion policies and practices in 17 European countries.
The report was prepared during the autumn of 1999 and the descriptions and findings refer to the situation in countries until the end of 1998. During the project - which began in 1997 - a questionnaire was sent to all the Working Partners of the Agency member countries. These working partners submitted country reports concerning the two key topics: financing and inclusion. This synthesis report was written on the basis of these country reports.