Equity and Inclusion in Education
Finding Strength through Diversity
Governments and education policy makers are increasingly concerned with equity and
inclusion in education due to several major global trends such as demographic shifts,
migration and refugee crises, rising inequalities, and climate change. These developments
have contributed to increasing diversity within national populations and flagged some
concerns around the ability of education systems to be equitable and inclusive of
This report by the Strength through Diversity project examines how education systems
can respond to increasing diversity and foster greater equity and inclusion in education.
Based on a holistic framework for studying diversity, equity and inclusion in education,
the report examines five key policy areas (i.e., governance; resourcing; capacity
building; school-level interventions, and monitoring and evaluation), provides examples
of policies and practices, and offers policy advice on promoting more equitable and
inclusive education systems.
Published on January 31, 2023Also available in: French