World Bank Proposes Including Anti-graft Lessons in Poor Countries' Education Curricula

Banners displayed during the International Corruption Hunters Alliance at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. The agency wants developing countries to be given a manual on addressing corruption. Photo by: World Bank / CC BY-NC-ND

The World Bank wants developing countries to be given a manual on addressing corruption as well as to integrate anti-graft lessons into the curricula of schools in some of the world’s poorest countries.

“We want to develop a practical manual that the authorities can use, and a curriculum for school children,” the Guardian quotes Leonard McCarthy, the bank’s anti-graft head. “You need to find a way to work on the DNA, the psyche of people – you need to reach them at a very early stage. You learn all sorts of other stuff before you get to university.”

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