Education Sector

Education is key for development. Learn about strategies to reduce corruption’s negative impact on a sector that receives significant foreign aid.

Teachers withholding curriculum to charge for private tutoring, students paying to access exams before tests, ghost teachers and school buildings, embezzlement of capitation grants and favoring of textbook publishing companies in exchange for campaign donations: corruption can take many forms in the education sector. Learn how to address the problem from the ministry level to the smallest school. 

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Author: The International Council on Human Rights Policy
Release date: October 2009

Corruption and human rights: Making the connection

This report explores the links between corruption and human rights on the
assumption that, if corruption occurs where there is inclination and opportunity,
a human rights approach may help to minimise opportunities for corrupt
behaviour and make it more likely that those who are corrupt are caught and
appropriately sanctioned. A human rights approach also focuses attention on
people who are particularly at risk, provides a gender perspective, and offers
elements of guidance for the design and implementation of anti-corruption
policies.

This report explores the links between corruption and human rights on the assumption that, if corruption occurs where there is inclination and opportunity, a human rights approach may help to minimise opportunities for corrupt behaviour and make it more likely that those who are corrupt are caught and appropriately sanctioned. A human rights approach also focuses attention on people who are particularly at risk, provides a gender perspective, and offers elements of guidance for the design and implementation of anti-corruption policies.

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Author: Transparency International
Release date: January 2009

Africa Education Watch

This report presents a regional overview of accountability and transparency in primary education management in seven African countries. It focuses on the effects of decentralisation policies on corruption levels and increased oversight and accountability, based on the presumption that bringing the management of the sector closer to the user leads to increased monitoring and control and decreased graft and corruption. The findings and recommendations are interesting for those working to implement decentralisation in poor countries.

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