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IIEP 2007 Summer School
Paris, 6–15 June 2007

Transparency, accountability and
anti-corruption measures in education

Rigged calls for tender, embezzlement, illegal registration fees, academic fraud – there is ample evidence of the prevalence of corruption in education. Recent surveys suggest that leakage of funds from education ministries to schools can represent up to 80 per cent of the total sum allocated (non-salary expenditures) in some countries. Bribes and payoffs in teacher recruitment and promotion tend to lower the quality of teachers; and illegal payments for school entrance and other hidden costs contribute to low enrolment and high drop-out rates.

Since 2001, the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) has been conducting a research project on ‘Ethics and corruption in education’ with the aim of assessing the nature and extent of the problem, and identifying good practices and solutions. It has focused on the financing of schools, teacher management and behaviour, public contracts, production and distribution of textbooks, organization of examinations, accreditation of higher education institutions, private tutoring, and more.

The project has included the organisation of a large number of policy seminars, training workshops, study tours and courses in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. The IIEP is now ready to launch its first
international course which will be based on the numerous activities carried out within the framework of the project.

IIEP’s 2007 Summer School on Transparency, accountability and anti-corruption measures in education will be held from 6 to 15 June 2007 in Paris. The IIEP will collaborate with the World Bank Institute (WBI) and the Open Society Institute (OSI) for its preparation and organisation. Transparency International (TI) and the Utstein Anti-corruption Resource Centre (U4) will also be associated with this initiative.

The Summer School is currently taking place in Paris at the International Institute for Educational Planning
7-9, rue Eugène Delacroix
75116 Paris, France
Tel.: + 33 1 45 03 77 92
Some sessions will be held
at the World Bank office
in Paris.

IIEP: Muriel Poisson
Tel: + 33 1 45 03 77 92