Media library

This section contains a curated selection of media on the impact of corruption on societies, what corruption in education looks like, and on the tools some countries are using to fight corruption in education.

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Education and technology should be weapons against corruption

Technology and education are important tools for fighting corruption, says Transparency International head.

By DW- Made for Minds

The impact of corruption on societies

Corruption: The economic impact

By Cranfield University

Corruption has damaging economic effects. A Cranfield University Professor outlines how countries are harmed economically and socially.

What corruption in education looks like

Teachers absent from Pakistan 'ghost schools'

By Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera reports on the phenomenon of ‘ghost schools’ and teacher absenteeism in Sindh Province, Pakistan.

Private tutoring (USA)

By Lehigh University

A researcher from Lehigh University problematizes private tutoring and cites examples of where it is being used not to complement mainstream schooling but to replace it. She also explores the role of teachers in private tutoring.

How to buy a fake degree (South Africa)

By Mail & Guardian

 The Mail & Guardian summarizes the conclusions of an investigation into the growing trend of fake degrees. These documents are being bought online and paraded on CVs at all levels of the employment sector.

Degree mills and accreditation mills

By the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

The video defines degree mills and accreditation mills, and explains how to avoid being fooled by a degree mill.

Tools to fight corruption in education

Interview with Muriel Poisson on integrity assessment


In this short interview Muriel Poisson presents crucial aspects of an integrity assessment of the education sector and highlights critical steps to develop an integrity plan to address identified risks.

Public Expenditure Tracking Survey

By the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability - East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA EAP)

The video explains how Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETS) are conducted and highlights some of the challenges in their implementation.

Social Accountability in education through Citizen's Report Card (Pakistan)

By the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)

A short video from the SDPI in Islamabad Pakistan explains how Citizen Report Cards can be used to monitor public service delivery.

Presenting Transparency International's Africa Education Watch report

By Transparency International

The video presents Transparency International’s Africa Education Watch report and highlights some of its conclusions to fight corruption in education, such as by strengthening school financial regulations, empowering school committees, and engaging school communities.

Social accountability 101 (The Philippines)


The video shows the importance of access to information for social accountability.

Tapping student leaders to help address teacher absenteeism in Uganda

By Results4Development

The video presents a student monitoring programme to address teacher absenteeism.

The Checkmyschool Initiative (The Philippines)


This video explains why the Checkmyschool initiative was initiated in the Philippines and how citizens participate in the monitoring programme.