Integrity, Independence and Accountability of the Judiciary – Centre of Expertise Programme
Overall Result Framework
Pursuing policy change and behavioural change along the theory of change described above, the
Programme interventions will contribute to the following goal, purpose and results:
Programme Overall Goal:
Independent and accountable judiciaries around the world, committed to integrity, ensure the effective
and impartial interpretation and application of anti-corruption laws and standards.
Programme Specific Purpose
Anti-corruption safeguards are adopted in the justice system and judicial anti-corruption performance
Long-term Result I
Civil society and ordinary citizens (including victims and witnesses of corruption) demand an
independent and accountable judiciary committed to integrity, and build bottom-up pressure for
Long-term Result II:
National and international institutions adopt, monitor and enforce anti-corruption laws, standards and
procedures to end judicial impunity for corruption.
Long-term Result III:
Stakeholders within the judicial sector have the capacity and the will to implement effective anti-
corruption laws, standards and procedures.
For the full result matrix, please refer to Annex II. Detailed short and medium term objectives, with
their respective activities, and expected outputs and outcomes are to be included in the
implementation plan to be developed during the first months of the initial phase.
The Programme will address the needs of interested TI Chapters and of a wide range of other actors
and stakeholders by:
acting as a knowledge hub;
facilitating the adaptation of existing tools and the development of new solutions;
supporting and coordinating related national and international advocacy efforts.
The Programme’s primary focus will be on strengthening the independence and accountability of the
judiciary as a key prerequisite for reducing impunity for corruption. Programme interventions will be
based on foundational analysis that will assess ‘core vulnerabilities’ of the judicial system in any given
country and identify key gaps in the process of how corruption cases are managed by the system,
benchmarking judicial performance against relevant existing standards. Using and adapting a set of
global tools developed by TI Romania together with other TI Chapters, this analysis will enable
advocacy approaches that engage a wide range of local stakeholders, including ordinary citizens, in a
way that is aimed at creating concrete changes in awareness, attitude, behaviour, policy and practice
in a specific local context.
Local context and stakeholders will inform Programme interventions, ranging from: awareness-raising;
advocacy; monitoring; staff training; capacity building; facilitating expert input; social auditing; policy
review and policy development; campaign work; and offering concrete anti-corruption solutions
adapted from existing and new tools.
Demand for change will be generated simultaneously at three levels: (i)
ordinary citizens as ‘service users’ to hold the judiciary accountable for its anti-corruption performance
and to demand sustainable change; (ii)
– supporting national governments, policy makers,
key stakeholders within the judicial sector and relevant oversight agencies to adopt, monitor and