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  • Newspaper

    Millions for textbooks bogged down in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan

    Heidi Vogt - Rawa News

    As a result of corruption and bureaucracy, millions of new books promised and paid by donors in 2008 were never delivered. About a third of them are still waiting to be distributed to the provinces and lots of the textbooks ordered were so poorly made that they may not last a second year.

  • Newspaper

    The Wrongs Caused by Corruption in Education

    Afghanistan

    Tao Ruogu - CCTV

    Afghanistan must now confront a problem in education: the lack of text books. Millions of new books pledged and paid for by donors have not been delivered due to corruption and bureaucratic snags. According to figures that emerged from the interviews of officials from 34 Afghan provinces, about one third of the textbooks ordered last year never reached their destination. Currently, learners have no other option than to illegally copy books that are available for purchase.

  • Newspaper

    Officials ‘tempered’ education data to obtain US aid

    Afghanistan

    Ameen Amjad Khan - University World News

    A senior US official has called for independent verification of Afghan government figures on the use of US education aid following claims by Afghan ministers that the previous government had provided data on US-funded school and higher education projects that were flawed, tempered and exaggerated, and had interfered with university entrance exams. These allegations suggest the existence of ghost schools and teachers that are being paid for with US aid money.

  • Preventing corruption in humanitarian assistance

    This report describes research on the problem of corruption in humanitarian assistance, carried out in 2007 and 2008 by the Feinstein International Center of Tufts University (FIC) in collaboration with the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at the...

    Maxwell, Daniel, Walker, Peter, Church, Cheyanne, Harvey, Paul, Savage, Kevin, Bailey, Sarah, Hees, Roslyn, Ahlendorf, Marie Luise

    Berlin, Transparency International (TI), 2008

  • Newspaper

    Afghan education not making the grade

    Afghanistan

    Frud Bezhan - Radio Free Europe

    Afghan education officials have found themselves embroiled in controversy after a record number of students failed in national university entry exams last week. Afghan students accuse the Higher Education Ministry, which determines university placement, of fraud and discrimination, insisting that as many as 60,000 of them failed purely on the basis of their ethnicity and mother language.

  • Newspaper

    UN Afghanistan survey points to huge scale of bribery

    Afghanistan

    - BBC News

    Afghans paid $2.5bn (£1.5bn) in bribes over the past 12 months, or the equivalent of almost one quarter of legitimate GDP, a UN report suggests. Surveying 7,600 people, it found nearly 60% more concerned about corruption than insecurity or unemployment. More than half the population had to pay at least one bribe to a public official last year.

  • Education and fragility in Afghanistan: a situational analysis

    Aghanistan has been called "the quintessential fragile state". Education actors face formidable challenges. But change is possible. The education sector has witnessed enormous growth since the ousting of the Taliban from Kabul in 2001. The Ministry...

    Sigsgaard, Morten

    Paris, UNESCO, 2009

  • Building integrity in fragile contexts

    How can donors balance anti-corruption goals with the need to promote stability in fragile and conflict-affected states? What can be learned from the Performance Based Governance Fund in Afghanistan? This brief highlights the emergence of context...

    Marquette, Heather

    Birmingham (UK), University of Birmingham, International Development Department, IDD, 2012

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