The Sustainable Development Goal 4aims at ensuring inclusive, free and equitable quality education. In a conflict setting such as Western Darfur, the education system has been destroyed, leaving millions of children out of schools. Various stakeholders, namely UNICEF and non-governmental organizations, have taken initiatives to rebuild schools and include all children since the beginning of the conflict in 2003. However, very little evidence is available to date on the education of children with disabilities living in conflict and post-conflict situations.
The researchers carried out a household survey in all localities and settlements in the rural council of Um Kher, part of the locality of Wadi Salih in the state of West Darfur, Sudan.
This work was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council-Department for International Development (ESRC-DFID) Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme
Parul Bakhshi, Ganesh M. Babulal, Jean-Francois Trani. Education and disability in a conflict affected context: Are children with disabilities less likely to learn and be protected Darfur?, World Development, Volume 106, 2018, Pages 248-259, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.01.019.
Education and disability in a conflict affected context: Are children with disabilities less likely to learn and be protected in Darfur?