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  • Newspaper

    Honduras deploys security forces as doctors and teachers demand president's resignation

    Honduras

    Nina Lakhani - The Guardian

    Since 2009, education and health have suffered cuts and multiple corruption scandals. Over the past decade, spending on education and culture has dropped from 32.9% of the central government budget to 19.9%. Students have no library, no computer classes, and requests for funding to replace asbestos seeping from a primary school’s roof in San Pedro Sula were declined by central and local authorities. ‘The teachers and parents raised $1,500 through fundraising events and collection tins at traffic lights to pay for repairs’ said a primary school teacher.

  • Newspaper

    Improving education standards in Honduras: A long road ahead

    Honduras

    Lorena Cotza - The Guardian

    A mixture of endemic poverty and corruption in the education system and government abuses have not allowed children in rural areas access to basic education. Investment in basic education is crucial for future development, as 40% of the Honduran population is under 14.

  • Newspaper

    Teacher census reveals corruption scandal in education system

    Honduras

    - El Heraldo

    Teachers working in non-existent schools and in municipalities that could not be found on the map, non-existent educational centers, communities that could not be located, and teachers working in two regions. These were some of the irregularities that were revealed by statistics provided by the Registry of the Teaching Profession of the Education Secretariat.

  • Newspaper

    Teachers Gorge Themselves in Honduran Schools

    Honduras

    - El Heraldo

    Investigations into the departmental directorate of education have turned up some revealing findings. Cases of teachers without the necessary profile to teach specialised courses, or an oversupply of faculty with no pupils to teach are two of the violations unearthed.

  • The Right to information in Latin America: a comparative legal survey

    The first chapter of this book, International Standards and Trends, analyses the international basis for claiming the right to information as a fundamental human right. The analysis reviews authoritative international statements, and the decisions of...

    Mendel, Toby

    Quito, UNESCO, 2009

  • Newspaper

    Teachers and taxis: corruption in the education sector in Honduras

    Honduras

    Alessandra Fontana - U4

    Honduras invests large sums in education, but powerful teachers' unions and political appointments hinder reforms in a sector vulnerable to corruption and lacking of civil society monitoring. There are 50,000 teachers in the country; between 2,500 and 6,000 of them have pending issues about their posts (such as irregular paid leaves or unjustified absence while still on the payroll). For current decentralization plans to impact positively on education services, local auditing skills need to be improved, parents must be given a bigger role, and unions must adhere to codes of conduct.

  • Survey techniques to measure and explain corruption

    This paper demonstrates that with appropriate survey methods and interview techniques, it is possible to collect quantitative micro-level data on corruption. Public expenditure tracking surveys, service provider surveys, and enterprise surveys are...

    Reinikka, Ritva, Svensson, Jakob

    Washington, D.C., World Bank, 2003

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