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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

is monitored.

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

sustainable change.

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.

Implementation Approach

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)


– empowering

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