The poor speak up: 17 stories of corruption

Author(s) : Hardjono, Ratih; Teggemann, Stefanie

Organization : UNDP, Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia

Imprint : Jakarta, Partnership for Governance Reform, 2003

Collation : 85 p.

Notes : Incl. bibl.

This book is the result of an action research project carried out by the Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia and the World Bank. It sets out to understand from the poor the ways in which corruption intersects with their lives and how it affects them. Many interesting examples of corruption are given which illustrate how poor parents are forced to pay unofficial payments at school, often not aware of the grey area between the legality and the illegality of various payments at school. Moreover, they also show how parents are often reluctant to speak up since the future of their children depends on the quality of the education they receive.

  • Corruption, Economic and social development, Educational quality, Finance, Governance, Parents, Poverty, Primary education, Secondary education
  • Asia and the Pacific