International anti-corruption day
Corrupt practices, such as the misappropriation of educational funds or asking for illegal school fees, can cause significant financial losses to a country’s education budget and represent an unbearable burden for the world’s poorest. Improving transparency and accountability and introducing anti-corruption measures is therefore of utmost importance to improve access, equity and efficiency in the education sector.
Mapping corruption risks in Kosovo’s education sector
UNDP and IIEP have developed a Corruption Risk Assessment for Kosovo’s education sector to help build integrity.
IIEP launches its first online international anti-corruption course
Following a decade of research on corruption in education, IIEP is launching its first distance course on “Transparency, accountability and anti-corruption measures in education”.
IIEP contributes to G20 debates on corruption
The fight against corruption was featured high on the G20 agenda in Brisbane (15-16 November 2014). “High-level principles on corruption and growth” were discussed by the Anti-Corruption Working Group, which was established in 2010 “in recognition of the significant impact of corruption on economic growth, trade and development”.
Transparency and fight against corruption in education in DRC
IIEP led a workshop in Kisantu (Bas-Congo), from 12 to 14 November 2014 on “Transparency and accountability in the education sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo” (DRC).
Corruption risk assessment in Kosovo*
IIEP has recently conducted an assessment of corruption risks in the administration of Kosovo's educational services at all levels of the system, within the framework of the UNDP Support to Anticorruption Efforts in Kosovo project (SAEK, 2013-2016).
Integrity and transparency in education in Bangladesh
Representatives from the education and health sectors, and donor agencies working in both sectors in Bangladesh, expressed genuine determination to address corruption at the three-day workshop on Strengthening integrity and transparency in the education and health sectors in Bangladesh, held in Savar, Bangladesh from 31 March to 2 April 2014.
Public expenditure tracking survey in Burkina Faso
Following activities initiated in June 2011 on ethics and corruption in education in Burkina Faso, IIEP recently provided technical support to the national team in charge of carrying out a public expenditure tracking survey (PETS) in the country’s basic education sector, under the auspices of UNICEF.
IIEP Newsletter on integrity planning
Addressing transparency and accountability can help reshape the educational planning agenda (IIEP Newsletter, Vol. XXX, N°2, July-December 2012).
Transparency International Global Corruption Report on education
Corruption and poor governance are acknowledged as major impediments to realising the right to education and to reaching global development goals. Corruption not only distorts access to education but affects the quality of education and the reliability of research findings.
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