OECD Reviews of Integrity in Education: Ukraine 2017

Education in Ukraine is marked by integrity violations from early childhood education and care through postgraduate study.  In the past decade policy makers and civic organisations have made progress in addressing these challenges. However, much remains to be done. OECD Reviews of Integrity in Education: Ukraine 2017 aims to support these efforts. The review examines systemic integrity violations in Ukraine. These include: preferential access to school and pre-school education through favours and bribes; misappropriation of parental contributions to schools; undue recognition of learning achievement in schools; paid supplementary tutoring by classroom teachers; textbook procurement fraud; and, in higher education, corrupt access, academic dishonesty, and unwarranted recognition of academic work. The report identifies how policy shortcomings create incentives for misconduct and provide opportunities for educators and students to act on these incentives. It presents recommendations to address these weaknesses and strengthen public trust in a merit-based education system. The audience of this report is policy makers, opinion leaders and educators in Ukraine.

Published on March 27, 2017


Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Access to pre-school education through informal transactions in Ukraine
Misappropriation of parental contributions to schools and pre-schools in Ukraine
Access to school education through informal transactions in Ukraine
Undue recognition of learning achievement in primary and secondary education in Ukraine
Private supplementary tutoring in Ukraine
Corrupt influence in textbook procurement in Ukraine
Corrupt access to higher education in Ukraine
Academic dishonesty - cheating and plagiarism in Ukrainian higher education
Undue recognition of academic achievement in Ukrainian higher education
Annexes3 chapters available
Outline of the review methodology
The OECD integrity review team
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