What is the evidence on outcomes from applying an inclusive societies approach?
This annotated bibliography covers 80 studies that include some evidence of inclusive outcomes. The studies range across sectors, such as the political sphere, health, and education; across groups, such as people with disabilities, women and ethnic minorities; and across indicators, such as increased growth, school enrolment, and policy changes.
Several types of intervention stand out as being effective for social inclusion: inclusive education for children with disabilities; community-driven development; including women (and others) in political processes; and social protection.
In general, the literature is missing the conceptual link between interventions which improve short-order outcomes such as educational achievement or political participation, and how these outcomes might contribute to an inclusive society.