BIBEC-II Brief for Project Period (October 2019 to March 2022)
TIB has been implementing the strategic phase named Building Integrity Blocks for Effective Change (BIBEC)-II since 01 October 2019 with approval from the NGO Affairs Bureau of the Government of Bangladesh (NGOAB) and with support from Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office-FCDO (formerly known as the DFID), Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). The BIBEC project concentrates on building and strengthening a series of mutually supportive and reinforcing integrity blocks to effectively reduce corruption. The “Blocks” imply the key institutions, policy/law, education, training, ethics and values, and above all, the people of the country.
BIBEC’s overall goals is to promote a more enabling environment for curbing corruption with the dual objectives of (a) advocating for reforms in laws, policies, processes, practices and oversight for improving governance in targeted institutions and sectors and (b) generating people’s demand for good governance and to strengthen citizen’s capacity to challenge corruption. To achieve these goals, TIB adopts the strategies of (1) conducting research to generate knowledge on corruption and necessary reforms in selected sectors and institutions; (2) advocating and communicating with stakeholders to catalyse change in conduct and practice, and (3) building capacity of stakeholders for effective action against corruption.
To adapt and transition to the upcoming strategic phase called the Participatory Action Against Corruption-Towards Transparency and Accountability (PACTA), TIB has extended the BIBEC-II project till 31 March 2022 with support from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). The total budget for the project period of October 2019 to March 2022 is BDT.88,08,68,350, and NGOAB reference number is 03.07.2666.665.68.010.20-504, dated 08/12/2021. TIB will continue to conduct research on definite sectors, conduct civic engagement activities through 45 Committees of Concerned Citizens (CCCs) and 60 Youth Engagement and Support (YES) groups, and communicate the anti-corruption narrative by developing policy stances on sectors of public interest during the project.