Evaluation of inclusive education in Finland's development cooperation in 2004–2013

Evaluation of inclusive education in Finland's development cooperation in 2004–2013

The objective of the evaluation was to obtain independent and impartial information about how Finnish development cooperation has supported the rights of persons with disabilities especially in education. The evaluation also sought to find out how the rights of persons with disabilities and the human rights based approach (HRBA) have materialised in development cooperation in general.

The evaluation showed that Finland's support has had a significant impact on the changes that have taken place in the partner countries' legislation and on that attitudes towards inclusive education have become more positive.  However, the changes have not influenced the educational outcomes of children with special needs.