Donor: UNICEF Egypt • Timeframe: October 2020 – August 2021

Documentation of Inclusive Education and Equitable Access to Quality Education for the Integrated Education Services for Marginalized and Vulnerable Children in Egypt Project

Supported by UNICEF Egypt, IDP reviewed and documented the Egyptian experience of inclusive education for children with disabilities through two time periods—from 2010 to 2014 and from 2014 to 2019—with a special focus on school readiness, human capital, curriculum, assistive technology, assessment, community awareness-raising, and focused areas of future investment. The documentation informed the Ministry of Education and Technical Education’s (MoETE) vision of inclusion education under the Education Reform Program, Education 2.0.

Project Highlights

  • Conducted a comprehensive desk review and policy analysis on inclusive education programming in the country, including a review of disability prevalence data, eligibility for services, school readiness, human capital, accessible curriculum, access to assistive technologies, learning assessments, and community awareness
  • Held key informant interviews with key stakeholders, including government officials, leaders in academia, donors, and organizations of persons with disabilities 
  • Held focus group discussions in three regions with teachers and administrators working in inclusive primary schools led by our team of local consultants
  • Developed a report, presentation, and validation workshop