Transparency International is a movement of independent, national chapters in over 100 countries working to promote integrity and counter corruption. Working with Annabel Brown, I conducted a mid-term review of the contribution of the International Secretariat in Berlin to the movement’s aims.
We visited six countries, surveyed and interviewed hundreds of stakeholders and reviewed significant documentation. Importantly, we engaged TI chapters and staff in analysing what it all meant and produced a report that resonated with those who knew the organisation best, and provided a path forward to greater effectiveness.
Overall the [Mid-Term Review] exceeded our expectations in terms of the impact that it had in the internal collective debate. May and Annabel are two very seasoned professionals that were able to make sense of reams of information and immense structural complexity in very little time and understood the organisation to a level of deepness that is impressive. Staff’s reviews of the MTR report were overwhelmingly positive, with a good number saying that the report reads as if it’s ‘our colleagues talking to us’. It is definitely a report that due to the process and outcome will remain in the minds of staff. ….The strength of the MTR lies in the very clear intellectualisation and articulation of the issues, and in the framing of these in a very raw and direct way.
– Rute Caldeira, Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Transparency International