External evaluations of Transparency International’s work provide valuable insights into our operations – what we do well, what we can improve upon. They are also an important accountability measure, based on rigorous third-party examination of our activities. This page features recent evaluations of our work by leading international agencies.
MID-TERM EVALUATION OF THE TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL INDO-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP FOR STRONG, TRANSPARENT, RESPONSIVE AND OPEN NETWORKS FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE
The Transparency International Indo-Pacific Partnership for Strong, Transparent, Responsive and Open Networks for Good Governance (IPP STRONGG) is a four-year project which commenced in January 2020 and is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). The project aims to contribute in reducing corruption in the Indo-Pacific region by encouraging a strong and independent civil society voice and network that can mobilise action in support of increased accountability of public and private institutions, nationally and regionally. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess progress against the stated objectives, capture intermediate outcomes, project impacts, good practices, and lessons learned. Annexes to the report are available upon request.
EVALUATION OF THE ADAPTIVE, RISK-BASED APROACHES TO ANTI-CORRUPTION IN COVID-19 RESPONSES (ARBAC-19)
The independent evaluation took place between March-April 2023 through an initial desk review followed by interviews conducted with staff from TI-S, involved chapters as well as the US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.
END-OF-PROJECT EVALUATION OF TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL'S INTEGRITY PACTS EU PROJECT
The “Integrity Pacts - Civil Control Mechanism for Safeguarding EU Funds, Phase 2” Project was implemented from 1 January 2016 and ended in March 2022. The project was funded by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG Regio), with a total project budget of more than €8,8 million. The project was coordinated and managed by Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S), with 15 implementing partners from 11 countries, and involved the monitoring of 18 procurement projects using Integrity Pacts.
EVALUATION REPORT ACCOUNTABLE MINING PROGRAMME (AMP) 2021
The BHP Foundation (BHPF) and the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) funded the Accountable Mining Programme that was implemented by a global team in the Australian National Chapter from March 2018 to December 2021. The programme aimed at enhancing Mining’s contribution to sustainable development by increasing transparency, accountability and effective regulation in processes for awarding mining permits, licences and contracts. It targeted stakeholders in the global anti-corruption movement and stakeholders in 18 countries on national and sub-national level of governments as well as private sector, civil society and mining-affected communities. The TI Secretariat mandated the final programme evaluation that was conducted by the consultancy consortium of Eva Kirch, Lutz Neumann and in cooperation with Helen Russell between February and April 2021.
END-OF-PROJECT EVALUATION: SHARAKA 2
The German Federal Foreign Office funded the “Empowering civil society and citizen engagement for transparency and accountability” (‘Sharaka2’) project that was implemented in Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon and Tunisia in 2018-2021. This end-term evaluation was conducted by ODS in September 2020 to March 2021 assessing the project’s relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability.
FINAL EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT GRANT
Transparency International contracted Aleph Strategies to conduct a high-level final evaluation of the Integrity, Mobilisation, Participation, Accountability, Anti-Corruption and Transparency (IMPACT) Grant, funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The Grant was used to fund anti-corruption work of TI chapters in the Americas (Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela) and Africa (DRC, Ghana, Nigeria, and Mozambique) in 2015-2021. The purpose of the evaluation was to provide an external analysis of the Grant performance against expected results, and to help learn lessons going forward.
FINAL EVALUATION OF THE TI ACTION GRANT
In 2016-2020, TI’s ”Action Grant”, funded by DG DEVCO, supported TI’s core work, responded to capacity building needs across the Movement and facilitated alignment of National Chapters’ work to fight corruption. As the grant came to an end in December 2020, TI commissioned an independent evaluation to learn about the grant’s relevance and impact. The evaluation was conducted by Firetail between August – November 2020.
END-OF-PROJECT EVALUATION OF TURNING UP THE PRESSURE PROJECT
The evaluation report assesses the achievements and results, strengths and weaknesses of the European Union-funded project “Turning up the Pressure: Tackling money-laundering through multi-stakeholder approaches in ECOWAS countries”. The project took place in 7 West African countries (Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire) over a period of 2 years. The evaluation was conducted by the independent consultant Emilie Serralta in May – June 2020.
2020 STRATEGY LEARNING AND SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
In 2015 Transparency International (TI) adopted a global 5-year strategy. As the strategic period came to an end in 2020, the TI Secretariat commissioned a systematic review of the evaluations and learning reviews conducted during the period 2015-2019.
The aim of the review was to extract the lessons learnt with the aim to inform the development of the next strategy for the Movement. The review was conducted by Irko Zuurmond (DMZ Partners in Sustainable Development), an independent consultant, in December 2019 – February 2020.
MID-TERM REVIEW OF THE PROJECT ENDING IMPUNITY FOR GRAND CORRUPTION IN THE WESTERN BALKANS AND TURKEY
This report presents the findings of the mid-term review of the project “Ending Impunity for Grand Corruption in the Western Balkans and Turkey”, implemented by Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) in Berlin, together with TI’s National Chapters in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey, and partner organisations – MANS, Montenegro and IDM, Albania. The mid-term review assesses successes, challenges and lessons learnt, and it makes recommendations for project implementation in the next period. The review was carried out between March and May 2020.
MID-TERM EVALUATION: WHISTLE-BLOWER PROTECTION IN EUROPE
This project was conducted by a consultancy team of the Advocacy Hub in 2019. Alongside an assessment of project achievements, strengths and weaknesses, the review documents lessons learned, with a focus on engagement of private and public sector organisations.
TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL VISION 2030 FINDINGS REPORT
As first step towards a new strategy for the global fight against corruption, Transparency International engaged in 2019 in the Vision 2030 process. This comprehensive evidence report brings together the insights from the Vision 2030 process, providing a rich and challenging picture of how the world and the fight against corruption are likely to look in 2030.
REVIEW OF TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL’S SDG 16 PARALLEL REPORTING TOOL
The purpose of this review was to assess the strengths and weaknesses of TI’s SDG 16 parallel reporting tool as a research and advocacy tool. More specifically, the review aimed to evaluate the tool with respect to its advocacy impact to date, its methodology and its capacity requirements. The review was conducted by the consultant Marie Laberge between March and July 2019.
MID-TERM EVALUATION OF THE M4SD - MINING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
This process evaluation was conducted by ODS between September and November 2017. The evaluation focused on the process of setting up and implementing Phase I of the programme and responds to a series of questions on the programme’s relevance, effectiveness, sustainability and stakeholder engagement.
EXTERNAL LEARNING REVIEW OF TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL’S CREATE PROJECT
The CREATE project was designed to investigate and build an evidence base on the key corruption risks related to humanitarian aid in crisis situation, and to provide recommendations for humanitarian stakeholders
to mitigate against such risks. In December 2017, ODS was commissioned by Transparency International to conduct an end-of-project learning review of the project to understand the relevance of the CREATE project, how it was implemented in terms of efficiency and effectiveness, and the impacts and sustainability of the project findings and outreach activities.
REVIEW OF TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL’S BUSINESS INTEGRITY COUNTRY AGENDA (BICA) ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK AND METHODOLOGY
The overall purpose of this review was to evaluate the BICA methodology and conduct an initial assessment of its strength as an advocacy and reform tool. The review was conducted by The Governance Group between October 2018 – January 2019.
EVALUATION OF TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL’S TRANSPARENCY IN CORPORATE REPORTING (TRAC) TOOL: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ENHANCING RELEVANCE AND IMPACT
This evaluation – conducted by Sebastian Wegner (HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform gGmbH) between November 2018 and March 2019 – assesses whether the Transparency in Corporate Reporting (TRAC) research tool is fit-for-purpose and makes suggestions for improvements.
MID-TERM LEARNING REVIEW OF TI INTEGRITY PACTS: CIVIL CONTROL MECHANISM FOR SAFEGUARDING EU FUNDS PROJECT
This Mid-Term Learning Review was conducted by ODS between August and November 2018. It was designed to respond to a series of questions on the relevance of the project design and Theory of Change (ToC), the effectiveness of the implementation and the project’s contribution to intended outcomes, and the efficiency of project implementation.
FINAL EVALUATION OF THE PROJECT “CLIMATE POLICY AND FINANCE INTEGRITY: SAFEGUARDING THE CLIMATE AND CLIMATE FINANCE AGAINST CORRUPTION”
This final evaluation of the Climate Policy and Finance Integrity project was conducted by Universalia Management Group Limited (UMG) between November 2018 and January 2019. Taking place in the final stage of the project, the evaluation was designed for the purposes of learning, to inform future TI work in climate and environment integrity more broadly.
MID-TERM REVIEW OF TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL’S MOVEMENT STRATEGY 2020
MID-TERM EVALUATION REPORT OF THE ASIA PACIFIC PROGRAMME
The independent consultant Pia Karlberg conducted the mid-term evaluation of Transparency International’s Asia Pacific Programme (2016-2019). The Programme is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
MID-TERM EVALUATION: INTEGRITY, MOBILISATION, PARTICIPATION, ACCOUNTABILITY, ANTI-CORRUPTION AND TRANSPARENCY (IMPACT) GRANT
Alessandra Fontana and Carmeliza Rosário (independent consultants) conducted a mid-term evaluation of the four-year programme (2016-2020) funded through a grant provided by Global Affairs Canada.
IMPACT REVIEW: FROM GRIEVANCE TO ENGAGEMENT – HOW PEOPLE DECIDE TO ACT AGAINST CORRUPTION
This review, conducted by Global Integrity from October 2016 to June 2018, unpacks, tests and refines assumptions about how and why citizens engage in anti-corruption mechanisms.
IMPACT REVIEW: ENHANCING TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL’S GLOBAL ADVOCACY
This impact review, conducted by May Miller-Dawkins and Katy Southall, takes a step back from evaluating specific advocacy efforts to examine the effectiveness of Transparency International’s global advocacy approaches since 2011 in order to develop a stronger framework for future advocacy work.
FINAL PROJECT EVALUATION ON CLIMATE GOVERNANCE
SDG Lead carried out the final project evaluation of Transparency International Secretariat's “REDD+ Governance and Finance Integrity for Africa” project, which ran from January 2014 to October 2017.
EVALUATION OF THE TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL PROJECT 'WHISTLEBLOWING IN EUROPE: SUPPORTING THE AGENTS FOR CHANGE' FUNDED BY ADESSIUM FOUNDATION
Pierre Robert and Dr. Benjamin Stachursky conducted a final evaluation of Transparency International's project in support of European whistleblowers.
EXTERNAL EVALUATION OPEN GOVERNANCE
ODS consultants evaluated Transparency International Secretariat's Open Governance Project.
LEARNING REVIEW ANTI-CORRUPTION BRIGADES PERU
Zigla Consultores carried out an evaluation of the Anti-corruption Brigades initiative run by Proética (Transparency International’s national chapter in Peru).
FINAL EVALUATION OF TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL'S REGIONAL-BASED APPROACH TO NIS ASSESSMENTS IN EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUTH PHASE II PROJECT
Intrac performed a final evaluation of our project to conduct National Integrity System Assessments in several Middle East and North African countries.
LEARNING REVIEW FOR TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL'S FUNDRAISING FROM THE PUBLIC
Pentatonic conducted a learning review of Transparency International's fundraising activities around the Panama Papers.
LEARNING REVIEW FOR TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL INDONESIA'S LINIDA PROJECT
Deveworks conducted a learning review our Indonesian chapter's LINIDA project, a social accountability tool.
UNMASK THE CORRUPT UX EVALUATION
Flamingo reviewed Transparency International's Unmask the Corrupt campaign from a user perspective.
LEARNING AND SUSTAINABILITY REVIEW FOR TWO OF TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL'S CLIMATE FINANCE INTEGRITY INITIATIVES
Katja Pellini performed a learning and sustainability review of two TI projects: Civil Society Capacity Building for Preventative Anti-Corruption Measures in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (2011-2013) and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Governance and Finance Integrity Project (2013-2016).
REVIEW OF THE GLOBAL THEMATIC NETWORK INITIATIVE PROGRAMME
Organisation Development Support (ODS) conducted a review of Transparency International's Global Thematic Network Initiatives (GTNI).
LEARNING REVIEW: TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL'S INTEGRITY PACTS FOR PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
The Basel Institute for Governance and Blomeyer & Sanz conducted a learning review of Integrity Pacts and their use in safeguarding public procurement.
LEARNING REVIEW: REDD+ GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE INTEGRITY FOR AFRICA (REDD+IN) PROJECT
A mid-term learning review report of the REDD+ Governance and Finance Integrity for Africa (REDD+IN) project was compiled by Marja Ojanen.
MID-TERM EVALUATION: TI VIETNAM PROGRAMME
FCG SIPU International AB prepared a report on our TI Vietnam Programme “To contribute to effective implementation of anti-corruption policies and practice in government, business and society, 2013-2017”.
LEARNING REVIEW: INTEGRITY PACTS FOR PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
Blomeyer & Sanz conducted a learning review of Integrity Pacts with an eye toward strengthening the tool and broadening its application in the future.
MID-TERM REVIEW OF THE TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
Annabel Brown (independent evaluator) and May Miller Dawkins (head of research, Corelab) prepared a mid-term review of the Transparency International Seceretariat's Implementation Plan for the movement-wide Strategy 2015.
FINAL EVALUATION: TI ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL PROGRAMME
Deveworks prepared a final report on our regional programme to strengthen our chapter network and capacity in the Asia Pacific region.
REVIEW OF TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC INSTITUTIONAL AND NETWORK STRENGTHENING PROGRAMME (PINSP)
Litmus conducted a 2014 evaluation of our regional programme to strengthen the sustainability and effectiveness of four Pacific chapters in addressing corruption (Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu).
EVALUATION OF PROJECT TO ESTABLISH ADVOCACY AND LEGAL ADVICE CENTRES (ALACS) IN FIVE AFRICAN COUNTRIES
MDF Training & Consultancy conducted a 2013 evaluation of our project to establish Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALACs) in five francophone African countries (Cameroon, Madagascar, Mauritius, Niger and Senegal).
MID-TERM EVALUATION OF TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA REGIONAL PROGRAMME
In 2013, denkmodell GmbH conducted a mid-term evaluation of our programme in the Maghreb and Mashreq regions and in Yemen, which runs from July 2011 through December 2014.
CLIMATE FINANCE INTEGRITY PROGRAMME EVALUATION
Triple E Consulting examined and reported on our Climate Finance Integrity Programme, initially operated in nine pilot countries: Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Kenya, Maldives, Mexico, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Peru and Vietnam.
MID-TERM INDEPENDENT PROGRESS REVIEW OF THE TI-S CORE FUNDING AGREEMENT WITH THE UK DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (PPA)
The IDL Group undertook a mid-term evaluation of the core funding provided by the UK Department for International Development (Programme Partnership Arrangement, PPA).
GHK CONSULTING LTD: EVALUATION OF THE ANTI-CORRUPTION: DELIVERING CHANGE (AC:DC) PROGRAMME
GHK Consulting Ltd conducted a mid-term evaluation of the Anti-Corruption: Delivering Change (AC:DC) Programme, funded through the DFID Governance and Transparency Fund.
NORAD: EVALUATION OF TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL
The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) commissioned the most comprehensive evaluation of Transparency International to date.
EVALUATION OF THE DFID PROGRAMME PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
The Transparency International Secretariat commissioned an evaluation of its Partnership Programme Agreement (2008-2011) with the UK Department for International Development (DFID).