In pursuit of education for all

A new data analysis on children with disabilities in West and Central Africa

Portrait of a young boy who is visually impaired attending his Koranic school


UNICEF is launching a new publication ‘In Pursuit of Quality Education for All’ (2022) with analysis of nine countries in the West and Central Africa region.  

The report provides evidence on the situation of access to quality education for children with disabilities. It also explains how the Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS) collects data on functional difficulties, using the Child Functioning Module, a tool for data collection released by UNICEF and the Washington Group on Disability Statistics in 2016.

The report also provides recommendations on how to better support education systems to ensure quality education for all, particularly for children with disabilities.  

A young child smiling as he is being pushed by his friend as he sits on his wheelchair
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