Muriel Poisson is the task manager of the Institute’s project on Ethics and Corruption in Education.

She is responsible for research and training activities dealing with a variety of topics on the issue, such as the use of open education data, public expenditure tracking surveys, teacher codes of conduct, and academic fraud. In this capacity, she trained more than 2,000 people on how to design and implement diagnostic tools aimed at assessing distorted practices in the use of education resources; and on how to design and implement strategies to improve transparency and accountability in education. She also provides technical assistance in the area of transparency and integrity planning, for instance to national teams in charge of the development of an integrity risk assessment, a PETS, or a code of conduct. Finally, she is managing the ETICO information platform, a dynamic clearinghouse for all information and activities related to transparency and accountability issues in education”.

Prior to this, she was involved in the preparation of studies on non-formal education in Asia, and on education in cities. She participated in the organization of meetings on curriculum change for the International Bureau of Education (IBE) in Geneva. She was also involved in activities led by UNESCO HQ within the framework of the Dakar follow-up as assistant of the Assistant Director-General for Education. Finally she was the team leader a.i. of IIEP’s Research and Development team from 2014 to the beginning of 2017.

Muriel has authored and co-authored a number of articles and books, including: ‘Corrupt Schools, Corrupt Universities: What Can Be Done?’ (UNESCO Publishing).

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Successful approaches to tackle petty corruption

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  • business environment
  • extortion
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  • petty corruption
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  • best practices
  • bureaucracy
  • anti-corruption
  • anti-corruption reform

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Overview of Political Corruption

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  • political corruption
  • conflicts of interest
  • codes of conduct
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  • asset disclosure

Integrity pledges: a tool against corruption

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  • conflict of interest
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  • income and asset declaration
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Regulating nepotism: approaches and best practices

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Moldova: Overview of corruption and anti-corruption with a focus on the healthcare and procurement sectors


Muriel Poisson


International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP-UNESCO)

Professional Title

Programme Specialist


  • Global




Ethics and corruption in the education sector

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