The Outreach and Communication division of TIB integrates local and national advocacy campaigns with symbiotic approach, local to national and vice versa. Communication is the lifeblood of a social movement and activity of O & C ensure that the CCCs, YES and volunteer activities are in highest priority for the effective anti-corruption movement. New and innovative direct and indirect means of communication tools are instigated to substantially widen and strengthen participation in anti-corruption activities.
The key objective of TIB's Outreach & Communication programmes is to catalyze policy change and institutional change conducive to meeting its vision and mission. It is also aimed at expanding the TIB constituency through increased citizen's participation in anti-corruption movement nationally and locally. TIB aims at bringing changes by uniting people against corruption through various means. It maintains liaison and lobbies with policy makers so as to bring about changes. Tools applied for Outreach & Communication include:
- Wide dissemination of research/survey/report card findings
- Using such findings in building public opinion, informing the concerned authority and lobbying for policy reform and institutional change
- Directly engaging the Government
- Building and working with local watchdog bodies (CCCs) and coalitions with other institutions;
- Creating conditions for raising public voices for influencing the government in establishing good governance, transparency and accountability
- Establishing links between the organization and the public, policy makers and the media.
- Involving the citizens and the young generation of the country in anti-corruption social movement
- Involving media in disseminating information regarding corruption
- Membership building & expanding support groups
- Information dissemination at local level through AIC
- Working for effective implementation of RTI