West and Central Africa regional report 2014

A regional analysis of the situation of out-of-school children in West and Central Africa published in 2014.


This study aims to shed some light on the scale and mechanisms of exclusion in the region, and to bring to the fore a number of tools and resources that are available to promote the educational  inclusion of all children. To enable all children, even the most marginalized, to have access to basic quality education, we need to think creatively and make use of all the resources at our disposal. It is imperative that the fight against all forms of exclusion is coordinated and concerted. Indeed, without mass mobilization of all stakeholders and a comprehensive strategy, it will not be possible to effectively address all forms of school exclusion. However, only a truly inclusive education system has the capacity to build a knowledge-based society, which the region urgently needs for its future. The international community has a decisive role to play in supporting the efforts of these countries to develop an inclusive education system.

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