Welcome to
the Center for Applied Policy and Integrity

An independent, non-profit association
with a focus on preventing
corruption in education through
involvement, evidence, and better policies.

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The Center for Applied Policy and Integrity mobilises an extensive network of experts, supporters and direct beneficiaries of education to identify, describe and address the root causes of corruption in education systems, worldwide. It mobilises data and policy analysis to empower participants in education and academia – teachers, parents, students, researchers and decision-makers – with evidence and insight on how to address the causes, and restore trust in education and its integrity. The overall purpose of these efforts is to determine how best to strengthen the resistance of education systems and their participants against corruption.

The Center has three strands of work in education:

Integrity assessments

Experts affiliated with our Center have developed a methodology for assessing the integrity of education systems, known under the name of INTES. INTES helps a growing number of countries address the demand side of corruption by identifying shortcomings in education policy and practice that supply education participants with incentives and opportunities to engage in misconduct.

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Integrity research

The INTES assessments deliver country-specific findings on corruption and education, but they also suggest that there are significant and unexplored commonalities between the integrity violations in different countries. With this strand of research work we aim at summarising and analysing these commonalities as basis for the formulation of evidence-based, cross-country standards of integrity in education.

Themes in focus of INTES research include also academic capture – a for-profit affiliation of government officials with public universities, and integrity of inclusive education.

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Integrity training

We are engaging in training programmes tailored to the context and anticipated responsibilities of different groups of education participants for integrity: administrators, teachers and lecturers, parents and students. The workshops usually present dissemination packages that consist of capacity building and thematic components, and draw on the findings of INTES assessments.

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Center for Applied Policy and Integrity
54, Galichica Str,
1164 Sofia, Bulgaria