Corruption and anti-corruption efforts in the education sector

Aaron Burden

The education sector presents a significant opportunity for anti-corruption work. Educating children and youth about integrity and values at primary, secondary and tertiary education levels can lead to long-term change. But reaching the sustainable development goal of education for all is hampered by teacher absenteeism, examination fraud, procurement corruption and more. Strategies for dealing with corruption in this sector include codes of conduct and community monitoring. Blockchain technology and private-public partnerships are possible game-changers.

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