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Integrity, Independence and Accountability of the Judiciary – Centre of Expertise Programme


Implementation Schedule

Phase I – Establishment, Mapping, Pilot Selection, Country Action Plans: 12 – 18 months

Component I:

Global Knowledge and Policy Work

Component II:

Country Projects

Component III:

Training Services

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

are established.

Pilot Chapters develop a strategic

advocacy plan.

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.