Tackling "quiet corruption" in the educational sector with a novel approach
A thought-provoking new blogpost is up, written by Cosimo Stahl, Public Governance Specialist at the Basel Institute on Governance, for the ETICO portal of UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO).
Corruption is pervasive in Sub-Saharan Africa’s educational sector. The phenomenon includes not only bribery but also practices that the World Bank has labeled "quiet corruption." While anti-corruption practices tackling such practices are typically based on assumptions of rational decision-making from classical economics, Cosimo analyses petty corruption practices through a behavioural lens. Discussing the cases of Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda, he makes the case for a novel-type of content-sensitive intervention that acknowledges the role of multiple drivers – including those that are non-rational. Find more here: http://etico.iiep.unesco.org/en/analysis-corruption-education-sector-through-behavioural-lens.