Preventing corruption in the education system: a practical guide
This practical guide addresses those responsible for development cooperation projects aiming to promote reform in the education sector. They are intended to provide ideas and practical support, and to indicate ways of integrating corruption prevention components appropriately in projects of this nature. It analyses the following four priorities: corruption in the personnel system; in the finance and procurement system; in access to (and the right to remain in) educational institutions; in the certification of examination results; and in the quality and quantity of education. The guide first highlights manifestations of corruption in the education sector and prospective weak points. Possible counter measures are then presented in the form of recommendations for development cooperation approaches. The annexes provide examples of proposed impact indicators at project level, in addition to an overview of the instruments and resources quoted in the paper.