Proposed Topic (open to refinement and more technical/theoretical approach): To

Proposed Topic (open to refinement and more technical/theoretical approach):
Today, UN agencies and donors aim to achieve results driven data in a measurement of the impact that is being made in the lives of children with disabilities. With the limited data and statistics available on disability especially in the MENA region, targeted programming has become difficult with the realistic impacts not being visible in the lives of children with disabilities. Therefore, it become even more crucial for targeting programming to ensure that mainstreaming disability inclusion is addressed in a qualitative manner in promoting inclusion and empowering all persons with disabilities.
This paper will analyze disability inclusive education policies in the MENA region in connection with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) guidelines on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action. These guidelines were developed through a consultative, participatory and inclusive process of which reflect the input of more than 600 stakeholders across the disability, humanitarian and development sectors. This comparative analysis will be used by donors, governments, UN agencies, and national and international NGOs in that the research will inform on opportunities, challenges, and gaps within a countries national policy on Inclusive Education. Likewise, it will aid in tracking of international education development and achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 – Quality Education. Second, this paper will synthesis all-inclusive education policies among the different countries and provide the best recommended implementation designs based on practical and realistic level for each country in the MENA region that can be adapted in the next 5 years to support in the 2030 Agenda focusing on SDG 4, Target 4.5 ‘by 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.
The research method will involve a mix method approach. Secondary research will be used through scholarly journals and government policy documents available for public use. Qualitative primary research will be conducted with inclusion focal points at UN agencies to seek a better understanding of Inclusive Education Impact and policy development. Likewise, further research will explore and assesses the impact of disability inclusion projects in MENA region by understanding the correlation to child level monitoring results in accordance with SDG 4 Indicators: likewise, the outcome of funding in connection to donor relations and international policy.
Disability and development Disability mainstreaming Disability-inclusive development Disability and the SDGs Neo liberal globalisation Coloniality

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