Ethics and corruption in education
Transparency in education in Eastern Europe
by Arunas Plikšnys, Sylvia Kopnicka, Liliya Hrynevych and Constantine Palicarsky
Corrupt schools, corrupt universities, what can be done?
by Jacques Hallak and Muriel Poisson
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The Institute has launched a comprehensive project which includes an observation of trends, the development of methodological tools, the evaluation of successful experiences and the promotion of policy dialogue on how to combat corruption in education.
Several monographs have been published on topics such as: formula funding of schools, report cards, teacher codes of conduct, academic fraud, and adverse effects of private tutoring.
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Corrupt school, corrupt universities: What can be done?, a book presenting the main findings of IIEP’s work in that field was launched on June 6, 2007:
“This important study calls us to action. Such widespread corruption not only costs societies billions of dollars, it also seriously undermines the vital effort to provide education for all. It prevents poorer parents from sending their children to school, robs schools and pupils of equipment, lowers teaching standards and thus education standards generally, and compromises the future of our youth. We cannot let it go unchecked.”
Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO (06-07-2007)
Read more about its launching in Brasilia on 5 August 2008 >>
Read the Declaration of Educational Accountability adopted by the Brazilian House of Representatives on this occasion >>
On this basis, and as part of its new Medium Term Plan (2008-2013), the IIEP has recently launched new activities:
- a new project on the development of teacher codes of conduct, which has already led to the production of a toolkit devoted to this issue;
- a new research project on improving transparency in the targeting of pro poor incentives in 2009. More >
In addition the Institute is promoting political dialogue in the education sector in several countries with the objective of preventing corruption, through the organization of policy meetings (Mexico in 2003, China and Morocco in 2006, Azerbaijan in 2008), or study tours (Lithuania in 2003).
The institute is also active in several international networks such as the International group for anti-corruption coordination (IGAC), the International working group on education (IWGE), the International anti-corruption conference (IACC) and the Utstein anti-corruption resource centre (U4).