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Impact Monitoring

At Transparency International we are committed to working towards greater transparency, accountability and integrity, including in our own work.

We recently adopted a new approach to monitoring impact for anti-corruption work. This approach is designed to help us gain a better understanding of what works in the fight against corruption, why and how it works. It is broad and flexible enough to capture the different change processes that the Transparency International movement and more broadly the anti-corruption community are contributing to and achieving.

Impact monitoring in Transparency International consists of two complementary elements:

  • Impact Matrix: an analytical lens to be used in projects and initiatives to monitor progress in achieving change.
  • Impact Reviews: in-depth impact assessments that zoom in on relevant issues, trends and correlations identified through the monitoring.

Our impact monitoring approach is highly participatory – it requires and actively promotes the involvement of both internal and external stakeholders and constituents.

Transparency International is moving towards being a learning organisation. Learning is about what the organisation needs to change, readjust, and adopt in order to improve, and what the organisation should continue building on. Our monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) system is set up to help us produce findings that can inform strategic decisions and improve programme design and implementation, improve allocation of resources by diverting funding from ineffective to effective interventions, and ultimately build knowledge in the wider anti-corruption community regarding what works and what does not work in the fight against corruption.

You can download our monitoring guide, ‘Are we on the road to impact?’. It provides step-by-step guidance on how to apply the impact monitoring approach.