GCR: Education

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Education is a fundamental human right and a major driver of human and economic development.

Integrity in research underpins knowledge generation and evidence-based policy-making. Together education and research shape the societies in which we live.

Corruption and poor governance is a major impediment to realizing the right to education, and to reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Dakar Education for All Framework for Action 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 skewing of research results for personal gain, major corruption risks can be identified at every level of education and research systems. Conversely, education serves as a means to strengthen personal integrity, and is essential for addressing corruption effectively.