Fostering good governance at school level in Honduras: the role of transparency bulletin boards

Authors: 
Boehm, Frédéric; Caprio, Temby
Imprint: 2014
Collation: p. 86-105
Series: Peabody Journal of Education, Vol. 89, Issue 1

Corruption is at the core of weak governance. In the education sector, corruption is a threat to the quality of and access to education. Although the diagnosis is straightforward, effective reforms are more difficult to implement. The principles of good governance (transparency, participation, accountability, and integrity) provide us guidance, but innovative ways need to be found to fill these principles with life and create dynamics of change. We present a simple, efficient experience of introducing transparency and fostering participation and therefore accountability at the school level in Honduras. The transparency bulletin boards (murales de transparencia) are a homegrown response to the call for improving governance in a challenging environment.

Primary education, Secondary education
Access to education, Accountability, Anti-corruption strategies, Legal framework, Corruption, Economic and social development, Educational management, School administration, Educational quality, Governance, Integrity, Transparency
Americas and the Caribbean
Honduras