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 paylents, Private universities
File East African Bribery Index (EABI) 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017 Illicit payments
FileEurobarometer 2017 Illicit payments
File European Quality of Government Index (EQI) 2013, 2017 Corruption, Illicit payments
File Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010/11, 2013, 2019 Corruption, Illicit payments
File International Crime Victims Survey (ICVS) 1989 - 2005 Illicit payments, Redress mecanisms
File Life in Transition Survey (LiTS) 2006, 2010, 2016 Admission to school/university, Educational management, Ethics, Favouritism, Illicit payments, redress mechanisms, Teacher behavior