Armenia’s secondary schools regularly collect extra-budgetary funds outside and in addition to the budget allocated by the government. Assessments of corruption vulnerabilities at this local level of resource generation encouraged the Partnership & Teaching NGO (P&T) to start the ‘Transparent and Accountable School’ project. P&T piloted good governance guidelines, introduced inclusive policies and built stakeholder coalitions to strengthen the education system’s use of funds.
P&T succeeded in testing, documenting and streamlining the process of extra-budgetary fund collection through stakeholder involvement and better governance procedures and was highly successful in advocating for national adoption of better policies. The Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) approved the proposed guidelines and put forward a plan to adopt the guidelines nation-wide.