Integrity, Independence and Accountability of the Judiciary – Centre of Expertise Programme
Phase I – Establishment, Mapping, Pilot Selection, Country Action Plans: 12 – 18 months
Global Knowledge and Policy Work
Following approval by the International Board, a detailed implementation
plan is to be developed. Also and an in-depth risk assessment is
immediately undertaken in cooperation with the TI Secretariat, and a risk
management action plan is completed.
The ‘practical guide’ document providing an overview of existing standards
and TI asks on judicial integrity, independence and accountability is
completed and disseminated across the TI Movement.
The Centre is physically established, financial oversight and management
systems are in place and existing TI Romania core staff members are
assigned to specific roles in support of the Programme.
A comprehensive MEL and Impact framework is completed and adopted.
A detailed proposal is submitted to donors by the Centre of Expertise to
support the Centre operations and to fund projects in pilot TI Chapters.
The new knowledge-based advocacy tool is finalised and ready for pilot.
New staff members are recruited.
The Centre formalises initial contacts/partnerships with other
The knowledge help-desk function of the Centre is set up and is integrated
with the global help desk of the TI Secretariat.
Global research on judicial vulnerabilities leading to impunity for corruption
is conducted to inform strategic activity design and implementation; a
research report is produced and a global advocacy strategy is developed.
Once funding is secured, the pilot TI
Chapters are provided initial grants to
undertake a rapid situational analysis
and corruption risk mapping in their
Based on the initial analysis, more
detailed country action plan proposals
are submitted to the Centre of
Expertise for consideration.
Pilot TI Chapters are provided further
grants to continue their project work
and pilot the new knowledge-based
advocacy tool that addresses the
vulnerabilities affecting the judiciary.
Key partnerships in the pilot countries
Pilot Chapters develop a strategic
A viability study is undertaken
by the Centre of Expertise to
gauge the level of interest for
provision of training services.
The business model and
principles, standard approach,
risk and due diligence
assessment model for the
provision of training services to
other organizations or
institutions are developed and
reviewed by participating TI
The business model is validated
by the TI Romania Board of
The development of training
materials is completed.