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: Lewis, M and Pettersson, G
Release date: December 2009

Governance in Education: Raising Performance

The impacts of education investments in developing countries are typically measured by inputs and outputs. Missing are measures of performance that reflect whether education systems are meeting objectives; public resources are used appropriately; and the priorities of governments are implemented. This paper suggests that good governance can serve as an entry point to raising institutional performance in the delivery of education services. Performance indicators that offer the potential for tracking relative education performance are proposed, and provide the context for the discussion of good governance in education in the areas of budget and resource management, human resources, household payments, and corruption perceptions.

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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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