For instance, if in the previous step you found that a large proportion of children with disabilities are out of the school system despite high attendance in the general population, the next step of the monitoring process should be to focus your research on the various barriers that typically affect the schooling of children with disabilities, including but not limited to:

  • Denial of admission to the general education system.
  • Failure to provide reasonable accommodation in schools.
  • Failure to provide specific training to teachers in mainstream schools who have one or more children with disabilities in their classes.

Alternatively, if you found that girls are excluded from education, the next step of the monitoring process should be to focus your research on the various barriers that typically affect access of girls to education, including but not limited to:

  • Lack of effective policies to change deep-rooted cultural beliefs in traditional societies that may dismiss the value of education for women and discourage parents from sending girls to schools.
  • A high gender pay gap that may reduce the willingness of parents to make sacrifices for their girls’ schooling and call in to question whether schooling will significantly benefit the girl in question.
  • Lack of legislation (or enforcement thereof) prohibiting marriage below the age of 16.