Integrity, Independence and Accountability of the Judiciary – Centre of Expertise Programme
Component B: Country Projects.
Country projects supported by the Programme will seek to
multiple the impact of TI Chapter’s domestic work by creating change at the national level, facilitating
collective advocacy and providing opportunities for participating TI Chapters to:
develop or expand country-level knowledge, e.g. through targeted research and corruption risk
mapping to understand gaps and loopholes in the judicial process;
identify and manage opportunities for local partnerships and stakeholder relationships;
provide input on global tool development;
adapt and implement global interventions at the national level;
engage people at grassroots level;
communicate on national-level activities, sharing relevant knowledge and lessons learned.
TI Chapters interested in implementing a country project will be selected on the basis of clear criteria,
and invited to submit project proposals to the Centre of Expertise which will grant Programme funding
to the most promising proposals aligned with the focus of the Programme. In cases where TI is not
present in a country, Programme funding may also be granted by the Centre of Expertise to projects
proposed by other organisations. TI Chapters will be encouraged to also mobilise their own resources
(individually or together with other Chapters, e.g. on a regional basis) to facilitate their further
participation in the Programme.
TI Romania as the global Centre of Expertise will support country project design, development and
implementation by TI Chapters, lead global fundraising efforts, coordinate – in close cooperation with
TI Chapters and the TI Secretariat – advocacy activities at the international level, and manage global
funds and donor reporting.
Component C: Training and Technical Assistance.
The Programme will train interested
stakeholders at different levels (providers and users, incl. grassroots/ local level) to help them better
understand judicial anti-corruption systems and practices, and to learn how to monitor judicial
proceedings and report suspicious behaviour. The Programme will also deliver technical assistance
interventions to judicial institutions and stakeholders to help them enhance their anti-corruption
capacity and shape their internal anti-corruption programmes. In countries where TI Chapters
participate in the Programme, these services will be provided by the local TI Chapter with the support
of the Centre. In a country where the local TI Chapter does not wish to participate in the Programme,
does not (yet) have sufficient knowledge of the sector, or does not wish to offer these services, they
could be directly provided by TI Romania as Centre of Expertise (or another TI Chapter closely
involved in Programme implementation) in cooperation and agreement with the local TI Chapter. Both
approaches will seek to further strengthen the capacity of the concerned local TI Chapter.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.
Monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) efforts
across all components to capture how different activities contribute to achieving the long-term and
intermediary results of the Programme, and how this learning can be applied to continuously improve
future implementation. For a more detailed overview please see the MEL section.