Numerous multilateral organisations, including the World Bank and African Development Bank, note that corruption is a severe hindrance to a country’s development goals. Despite this reality, corrupt practices manifest themselves in a number of ways in Ethiopia – perhaps most notably in the misuse of public funds used for mega construction projects. In some cases, monies that were given to these projects go missing, unaccounted for, or are misallocated, resulting in delays or overspending. These phenomena are especially problematic, as publicly funded projects are meant to benefit the general population and are usually beholden to strict deadlines and budgetary constraints. In fact, according to the Auditor General’s Report, the Ministry of Education and a number of public universities have mismanaged around ETB2.08 billion in the 2014/15 fiscal year. EBR’s Ashenafi Endale consulted stakeholders and research to gain more insight into the potential mishandling of public funds and offers this report.