About the Center for Applied Policy and Integrity

The Center for Applied Policy and Integrity is a network of experts, sympathisers and supporters who share a concern about the proliferation of corruption in education and a conviction that it should be addressed as a matter of priority.

We are a non-profit association established in Sofia, Bulgaria as an independent follow-up to the Lab on Institutional Corruption at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, led by Lawrence “Larry” Lessig from 2010 to 2015. We have partnerships or affiliations with a range of like-minded institutions, among which the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Open Society Foundations, the UNESCO Institute for Educational Planning of the United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), as well as the European Educational Research Association (EERA), the Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training (NORRAG) at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and the Network of Education Policy Centres of South East Europe (NEPC), of which the Center is a member.

What do we do

We develop integrity assessment tools and subject education systems to rigorous analysis of policy and practice to identify what makes them vulnerable to corruption. Our assessments lead to the development of options for corruption prevention that influence the incentives and limit the opportunities of education participants – parents, students, decision – and policy-makers, practitioners – to engage in problematic behaviour. They also empower them to develop and adhere to norms of integral behaviour that are based on evidence and guided by international conventions and standards against corruption in the public sector.

Who we are

Supporters, affiliates and team

Adela Peeva Film-maker and activist, head of the management
Cavaler of the Stara Planina Order, first degree

Ian Whitman Founder, Head of Programme for Co-operation with Non-member Economies at the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills (Retd), Chair of the advisory board

Nataliya Katashynska Social media management

Jamil Salmi Author, education economist, global tertiary education expert; advisory board member

Dr. Simone Bloem Data and policy analyst

Michael Davidson Head of research and analysis at United Learning, UK, former head of OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), advisory board member

Ivana Ceneric Integrity analyst

Mihaylo Milovanovitch Founder, senior integrity analyst and pro bono affiliate

Olena Kalashnikova Administration

Prof. Tinde Kovac-Cerovic Professor at the University of Belgrade, senior expert on inclusive education

Pasi Sahlberg Finnish educator, author and scholar

Satya Brink International consultant on human resource development, former member of OECD’s Education Policy Committee, advisory board member

Olja Jovanovic PhD, Lecturer at the University of Belgrade, Inclusive Education Specialist

Caroline Macready Independent Education Policy Expert