Funding and resourcing systems that balance efficiency, effectiveness and equity issues are clearly linked to regulatory frameworks focusing on overall system governance, accountability and improvement.

Resource allocation mechanisms that promote the labelling of learners are not cost-efficient or equitable in the long term. Rather, areas for development within educational support and provision should be identified. Ineffective cross-sectoral collaboration (i.e. with health and social protection services) can result in duplication of services and inconsistency of approaches. The policy goals linked to this issue are:

  • Promote effectively co-ordinated systems for inclusive education through multi-level and multi-stakeholder governance strategies.
  • Support and implement a move from procedural control mechanisms to systems where key stakeholders are clearly held accountable for inclusive education. 
  • Ensure that goals and objectives for inclusive education underpin the quality assurance framework.

This was a main finding of the Financing Policies for Inclusive Education Systems project, outlined in the Policy Guidance Framework. For more information on this project, visit the project web area.