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Making Waves

Making Waves (January 2003 - March 2009)

Earlier, TIB implemented the Making Waves project the main objective of which was to create a wave nationally and locally against corruption. It succeeded in bringing the issue of anti-corruption to the centre-stage of public discourse. It also led to a series of institutional and policy reforms at national level conducive to strengthening of the national integrity system and to fighting corruption. It also brought significant measurable changes in the content and quality of service provided by the public service delivery institutions at the local levels, especially in education, health and local government.

 

Commencing in January 2003 as the second phase of TIB's National Integrity Programme, the main objective of the project, having concluded in March 2009, was to contribute to the creation of a conducive environment in which participation in anti-corruption activities is substantially widened and strengthened. It was also aimed at expanding and sustaining the demand for accountability, transparency and efficient governance with particular relevance to the functioning of public and private bodies at all levels. The objective of the project was also to catalyze conditions which would strengthen the possibility of poverty reduction and enhancement of human security. The five streams of the Making Waves project were to:

      • Expand TIB's network of community watchdog bodies - Committees of Concerned Citizens (CCCs) to increase awareness of people at the grass-roots levels and strengthen their participation in demanding quality service delivery by public, private and non-government sectors;

      • Strengthen the Advice and Information Desks (AI-Desks) to support the CCCs and their constituencies with information, advice, training and other means of developing the capacity to prevent being victims of corruption at the local levels;

      • Establish a solid research programme including surveys, report cards and diagnostic studies, to probe into the nature, causes and consequences of corruption and disseminate the same with policy recommendations;

      • Undertake programmes of campaign and advocacy at both national and CCC levels for policy reform and institutional change; and Develop and strengthen the capacity of TIB as the pivotal organization for steering the movement to combat corruption in Bangladesh and act proactively towards creation of an enabling environment.

      • Citizens against Corruption (173 KB)

        TIB Impact Assessment (222 KB)