Global Corruption Report: Education

Edited by Transparency International

Foreword by Navanethem Pillay

© 2013 – Routledge

448 pages

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About the Book

Corruption and poor governance are acknowledged as major impediments to realizing the right to education and to reaching the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education by 2015. Corruption not only distorts access to education, but affects the quality of education and the reliability of research findings. From corruption in the procurement of school resources and nepotism in the hiring of teachers, to the buying and selling of academic titles and the skewing of research results, major corruption risks can be identified at every level of the education and research systems. Conversely, education serves as a means to strengthen personal integrity and is a critical tool to address corruption effectively.

The Global Corruption Report (GCR) is Transparency International’s flagship publication, bringing the expertise of the anti-corruption movement to bear on a specific corruption issue or sector. The Global Corruption Report on education consists of more than 70 articles commissioned from experts in the fields of corruption and education, from universities, think-tanks, business, civil society and international organisations.

The Global Corruption Report on education and academic research will provide essential analysis for understanding the corruption risks in the sector and highlight the significant work that has already been done in the field to improve governance and educational outcomes. This will be an opportunity to pull together cutting edge knowledge on lessons learnt, innovative tools and solutions that exist in order to fight corruption in the education sector.

Table of Contents

Preface, Huguette Labelle, Chairperson, Transparency International, Foreword, Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 1. Framing corruption in education - global trends 2. Corruption in school education - understanding and scaling the challenge 3. Transparency and integrity in higher education 4. Tacking corruption in education - some innovative approaches 5. The role of education and research in strengthening personal and professional integrity

About the Author/Editor

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS068000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUS072000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUS099000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU013000
EDUCATION / Finance
EDU034000
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL028000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
POL040000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General