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  • Newspaper

    Corruption's effects on education in Pakistan

    Pakistan

    Press

    Ahmed Ashfaque - Transparency International

    The recent Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize should remind people that there are more children out of school in Pakistan (5.5 million) than any country in the world except Nigeria. But because of corruption, merely investing in the Pakistani education system is not sufficient; rigorous monitoring and the creation of an accountable system are needed to make the system fairer and functional.

  • Video

    Social accountability

    Philippines

    Video

    ANSA-EAP -

    Social accountability is described as the constructive engagement between citizens and the government's utilization of public resources to improve service delivery, promote rights, and enhance community welfare. In that way, constructive engagement could be citizen monitoring, which aims to track government actions.

  • Video

    Public Expenditure Tracking Survey

    Philippines

    Video

    ANSA-EAP -

    The video explains how Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETS) are conducted and highlights a few challenges in their implementation. A PETS aims to track the use of public money, from its disbursement to its utilization. The video takes the example of the public education budget to illustrate PETS.

  • IIEP contributes to G20 debates on corruption

    News

    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”.

  • Newspaper

    The mastermind behind the University essay writing machine

    Australia

    Press

    Amy McNeilage and Lisa Visentin - Sydney Morning Herald

    At the helm of the company embroiled in a large-scale academic cheating scandal is a Chinese-born businesswoman. The enterprising 30-year-old has used her accounting degree to build a lucrative ghostwriting service, called MyMaster. This pitch has seen the MyMaster company turn over at least $160,000 during 2014 and return more than 900 fraudulent assignments to students prepared to hand over up to $1,000 for the work.

  • Video

    Teachers absent from Pakistan "ghost schools"

    Pakistan

    Video

    Al Jazeera English -

    A recent survey found that more than 6.000 schools across Sindh province are not functioning. The country has a poor record and, in some areas, one of the biggest problems is ensuring teachers’ presence at work. Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Sindh Province.

  • Newspaper

    Cambridge University under fresh scrutiny over Chinese government-linked donation

    UK, China

    Press

    Malcolm Moore - The Telegraph

    Revealed: university representatives met with daughter of Chinese prime minister to win donation university officials later claimed had "no link" to Chinese government.

  • Newspaper

    Medical exam fraud is "biggest education scam"

    India

    Press

    Shuriah Niazi - University World News

    Large-scale fraud in India's medical entrance examination or the Pre-Medical Test – being described as India's biggest education scam – is having serious wider repercussions, calling into question the quality of medical education and the qualifications of some recently graduated doctors.

  • Combatting corruption in education on a global front

    Muriel Poisson

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