Education sector corruption: how to assess it and ways to address it

Authors: 
Kirya, Monica
Organisation(s): 
U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
Imprint: Bergen (Norway), 4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, 2019
Collation: 69 p.
Series: U4 Issue 2019:5

Education sector corruption erodes social trust, worsens inequality, and sabotages development. Types of corruption in elementary-secondary education range from academic cheating to bribery and nepotism in teaching appointments to bid-rigging in procurement of textbooks and supplies. After identifying priority problems in a locally led process, practitioners can use transparency- and accountability-promoting tools to tackle corrupt behaviours and the incentives underlying them.

Academic fraud, Cheating, Accountability, Anti-corruption strategies, Community participation, Monitoring / control, Corruption, Bribery, Fraud, Public expenditure tracking surveys (PETS), Procurement, Transparency