Project: Financing Disability-Inclusive Education

Ensuring that learners with disabilities benefit from quality, equitable, and inclusive education in accessible environments alongside their peers and within their communities is a growing global priority. While there has been progress in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) to orient education systems toward this vision of disability-inclusive education following the ratification of the United Nations’ (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), there is still a long way to go, particularly in the area of education finance.

To help advance the understanding of disability-inclusive education finance, Limestone, through the Education Development Centers’ Leading through Learning Global Platform (LGLTP), conducted a landscape assessment. The assessment, and its resultant White Paper, had three objectives:

  1. Provide an overview of the state of finance for disability-inclusive education.
  2. Propose a framework for describing and analyzing, planning, and coordinating action on financing disability-inclusive education at a country level.
  3. Catalyze global action on financing disability-inclusive education by presenting nine recommendations and opportunities for global actors.

The assessment was informed by a desk review, key informant interviews (KIIs), focus group discussions (FGDs), and a survey of USAID staff informed this White Paper.

The White Paper can be accessed here.

Clients / Partners




Develop the Work Plan


Conduct Desk Review


  • Host key informant interviews and focus group discussions
  • Host pause and reflect session with USAID


  • Draft White Paper
  • Meet with White Paper Working Group


  • Draft USAID Roadmap
  • Finalize White Paper