Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 01/2015

Protecting education sector resources from corruption

October 2013

Transparency International


Education is a fundamental human right. All around the globe it is seen as the key to a better future, life with dignity and a sustainable livelihood. Funding is critical to ensure that education achieves these ends. But resources are not sufficient alone. Corruption and mismanagement can squander funds before schools ever see them. A series of integrated mechanisms is needed to stop these losses before they start.