Comparative country statistics on corruption in education

Although comparative country-level statistics on corruption in education are scarce, several global corruption surveys include specific questions related to education.

Cross-country statistics on corruption in education are a useful tool for policy-makers and researchers. Complementing national diagnostic tools, they provide measures of particular corrupt practices in a given country, allowing cross-country comparisons, and time-trend analysis. However, such data are scattered across databases developed by various institutions.

ETICO provides easy access to all sources that contain relevant data on corruption. Click on the map below to consult data available per country:

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For more details on the content of each survey questions, click on the links provided in the table below:

Survey Years Main Topics
2011-13, 2016, 2018 Access to information, Access to school/university, Educational management, Ethics, Illicit payments, Redress mechanisms, Teacher behaviour, Transparency
2018-19 Illicit payments, Private universities
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017 Illicit payments
2017 Illicit payments
2013, 2017 Corruption, Illicit payments
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010/11, 2013, 2019 Corruption, Illicit payments
1989 - 2005 Illicit payments, Redress mechanisms
2006, 2010, 2016 Admission to school/university, Educational management, Ethics, Favouritism, Illicit payments, Redress mechanisms, Teacher behaviour