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: 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.

Author: Poisson, M
Release date: January 2009

Guidelines for the design and effective use of teacher codes of conducts

To increase the professionalization of teacher, several countries have developed codes of conduct in the education sector. But even when such codes exist, their impact is sometimes questionable due to a variety of reasons. UNESCO has developed comprehensive guidelines not only to guide countries willing to design (or review) their code but also to implement and monitor how the code is used at all levels in the sector, including its integration into teachers


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