Strategic Framework 2008-2010


Start: 2007-10-28, Publication: 2010-06-10


The purpose of Transparency International’s Strategic Framework 2008-2010 is to provide inspiration, guidance and cohesion to the efforts of Transparency International (TI) to fight corruption around the world. It aims to enable the Transparency International movement to build on its leadership position in the field of transparency, accountability, justice and good governance – and to be able to anticipate and adapt to the changing needs and demands of the political and economic environments that influence the anti-corruption agenda. This Strategic Framework provides the basis for the Transparency International Secretariat and the Transparency International national chapters to develop and implement their specific anti-corruption programmes. It is therefore not a plan of action for the TI movement, but a broad common basis for the TI Secretariat, including the regional departments, and national chapters to develop work plans.

This current Strategic Framework is an update of the TI Strategic Framework 2003-2007. In January 2003, the TI Board of Directors agreed to the development of a strategy for the TI movement. This process focused on the ten year history and development of Transparency International, both at the TI Secretariat and in the national chapters, drawing common understanding from the movement’s approaches, activities, and achievements. The 2003 Strategic Framework was the result of a year long process of extensive consultations within and outside the TI movement. In March 2006, the TI Board of Directors agreed on the need for an update of the Strategic Framework and a process called TI-2010 was started. Its central aim – the review and update of the 2003 Strategic Framework – took into account changes and trends in the external environment over the past four years, as well as current issues and debates of importance for the global TI movement. The TI-2010 strategic review process therefore focused on the way forward for the TI movement, without revisiting our vision, mission, or values. The TI-2010 process, facilitated by the TI Secretariat, consisted of a consultation process with TI stakeholders that included: a strategy session during the TI Annual Membership Meeting, input from regional meetings, TI-Secretariat departmental review meetings, Board of Directors meetings and written feedback sent by national chapters. The results of this consultation, the TI Strategic Framework 2008-2010 presented here, provides both continuity with the previous strategy and a sense of vision about the environment in which we now find ourselves. Many of the core elements of this latest Strategic Framework, for example our strong emphasis on our national chapter network, have been in place for some time. However, this framework indicates how TI will respond to new challenges by using its existing – and developing new – strengths. Moreover, the TI Strategic Framework 2008-2010 emphasises some areas that have more recently emerged as priorities for TI such as the focus on impact assessment, the need for knowledge-sharing and the strengthening of our evidence-based work. TI-2010 can be found on our website at: URL to come and will be updated at the Annual Membership Meetings, if necessary. For more information on the work of Transparency International, please visit our website


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Transparency International



  • Board of DirectorsThe Board of Directors is Transparency International's governing body. It is democratically elected at the TI Annual Meeting.

  • Advisory CouncilAn Advisory Council, consisting of prominent individuals of international standing, advises the TI movement and assists in developing TI’s programmes.

  • National ChaptersNational chapters lead the work of TI in their country and participate in TI’s regional and international work. The membership base of each TI national chapter differs in type and size from country to country, but TI encourages its national chapters to enlarge and diversify their membership.

  • Individual MembersThe TI movement also includes Individual Members (IM), many of whom are anti-corruption activists of international standing.

  • Volunteer Senior AdvisersTI also benefits from the contribution of a network of volunteer senior advisers.

  • International SecretariatThe International Secretariat oversees the implementation of TI’s international agenda, coordinates TI’s regional work, supports national chapters and acts on behalf of the TI movement as a whole as the agent of the Board. Among other tasks, the TI International Secretariat supports the accreditation and review of TI national chapters, the leadership of the Board of Directors and the running of the Annual Membership Meeting. It also promotes internal communication within the TI movement. In addition, the TI Secretariat assists those national chapters, Individual Members and TI Secretariat staff that act in particularly difficult political environments, by establishing appropriate support mechanisms.