The #CostingEquity report is part of IDDC research into the financing of inclusive education for children with disabilities. 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).


The research, funded by Open Society Foundations, Light for the World and other international disability and development organisations will be launched at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 2nd session on 17 October 2016 in New York. The event is hosted by the Austrian, Australian and Ethiopian Missions to the UN.


The findings will feed into a range of advocacy activities over the coming year, as the ambition of IDDC's Inclusive Education Task Group (IE TG) is to drastically change the situation in the coming years. More tools related to report will be available by the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 2016.


IDDC and its IE TG will be tweeting about the research, findings and key advocacy messages using the hashtag #CostingEquity


On this page you can find the summary report in pdf, a large print version (MS Word) of the report, and the complete references, along with the IDDC press release on the #Costing Equity report. The launch event itself will be live streamed from the UN General Assembly on 17 Oct 17.15-18.30GMT at


Also available for download are the initial leaflets which were distributed before and during the UNCRPD Conference of States Parties on 14-16 June 2016. Two version of the leaflet are available, the short A5 leaflet and the longer full leaflet   .

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