Corrupt Schools, Corrupt Universities: What Can Be Done? draws conclusions from six years of research conducted by the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO) in the area of ethics and corruption in education. It aims at sensitizing decision-makers and educational managers to the importance of combating corruption in education; at providing them with key tools to detect and assess corruption problems; and at guiding them in formulating strategies to curb malpractices. It refers to the experiences of over 60 countries, on the basis of information collected in partnership with ministries, development agencies and national research institutions.
The book first defines the key concepts of corruption, transparency, accountability and ethics. It then identifies major opportunities for corruption within the education sector. It describes tools for assessing corruption problems – from perception to tracking surveys, and draws lessons from strategies experimented worldwide to improve transparency and accountability. Finally, it lists 12 recommendations aimed at policy-makers and educational managers.