Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Afghanistan: Corruption & Afghanistan’s Education Sector

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Centre

This report is part of a six-week series addressing corruption and anti-corruption efforts in Afghanistan. This piece reviews the prevalence and effects of corruption on the education sector in Afghanistan and explores the ways in which the Afghan government is working to address this problem. Related information is available at www.cimicweb.org. Hyperlinks to source material are highlighted in blue and underlined in the text.

Corruption is widely perceived to be a key obstacle to development in Afghanistan. The importance of implementing corruption reform programmes is being increasingly stressed as the Afghan transition process becomes reality. Like most facets of society, the education sector is prone to corruption, and Afghanistan is certainly no exception Over the last several years, the Afghan government has implemented a number of reform efforts in order to reduce corruption and improve the quality of education at all levels (i.e., from primary to tertiary). This report examines corruption in Afghanistan’s educational sector and describes current reform efforts being taken by the Afghan government, especially the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) with the support of the international community.