Approaches to address corruption in the education sector

Given the key role that the education system plays in shaping the values of future generations, addressing corruption in the education sector is an integral part of fighting corruption and building peaceful, inclusive and corrupt-free societies.

The following chapter considers different ways of tackling corruption in the education sector:

  • budget and expenditure monitoring
  • education management information systems
  • management of human resources
  • codes of conduct and integrity pledges
  • quality control mechanisms
  • complaints mechanisms and whistleblowing channels
  • parent-led initiatives


Iñaki Albisu Ardigó; Marie Chêne


Matthew Jenkins

Contributing experts:

Umrbek Allakulov (Water Integrity Network)

Shaazka Beyerle (US Institute of Peace)

Simone Bloem (Center for Applied Policy)

Claire Grandadam (Water Integrity Network)

Jacques Hallak (Jules Verne University – Amiens)

Mihaylo Milovanovitch (Centre For Applied Policy)

Muriel Poisson (International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO)

Juanita Riano (Inter-American Development Bank)

Marc Y. Tassé (Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption)

Vítězslav Titl (University of Siegen)

Davide Torsello (Central European University Business School)

Patty Zakaria (Royal Roads University)



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