This evaluation was commissioned by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, who were also the lead donor on this activity.
This review was undertaken in the final year of the Pacific Institutional and Network Strengthening Programme (PINSP). The review found the programme’s goal and intended outcomes were aligned with New Zealand Aid Programme themes. PINSP supported the Pacific Transparency International (TI) chapters’ ability to fulfil their mandate. Stakeholders felt the Programme increased their effectiveness in undertaking anti-corruption civic education, awareness raising, media engagement and advocacy. However, Programme management by TI’s Asia Pacific Department was not considered effective. Pacific chapters had a preference for programme governance to be based in their region. The review makes a number of recommendations, including funding an organisation with suitable expertise and local relevance, such as TI New Zealand, to continue the programme.