We believe that in partnering with other organisations, our approach can boost accountability, empower citizens, improve projects and services, and strengthen relationships between citizens and duty bearers in different settings. We are keen to hear from potential partners who see value in this approach.
We engage with diverse partners in different ways including partnerships to implement a programme, working in consortia, long-term strategic partnerships and working with individuals such as consultants and researchers.
Through partnerships we have done all of the following:
- upscale our citizen feedback model or take it to new contexts
- pilot innovative ideas for bottom-up accountability and citizen participation
- capitalise on the findings in our data and use it to advocate for key policy changes
- research how citizens can secure improvements in projects and services, and other effects of citizen monitoring
One of our values is collaboration, and it reflects our view that partnerships are essential to Integrity Action. The value of our approach is amplified by working with, and exchanging learning with, local or national civil society organisations in a range of countries. Their insights are crucial as we seek to embed and sustain accountability mechanisms in different environments.
We seek to alleviate the power imbalance that is often found in partnerships with Southern organisations, by working with partners to create mechanisms that allow them to hold Integrity Action to account on our commitments, as well as the reverse. We take the same approach to working with international, local or national partners.
Can we work together?
Talk to us about exploring a potential partnership: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are partnerships dependent on funding?
Typically, yes. If you are interested in working with us to implement an initiative somewhere, then that would require funding. However, we are happy to fundraise in partnership when there is a strong concept, and we have done this successfully.
When fundraising and implementing programmes, are you usually the “lead” partner?
It can work either way, but increasingly we are not the lead. Integrity Action is a specialised organisation and it often makes more sense for an organisation that is implementing monitoring on the ground to be the lead. But many factors can affect this and we are happy to discuss it with potential partners.
What is Integrity Action's “style” of partnership?
We seek to enter partnerships which are reciprocal: where both partners stand to learn and gain from the collaboration, and where both partners can demand accountability from each other.
Where can I read about current partners and projects?
Hang on - my question isn’t in your FAQs! Can I ask it anyway?
Yes! Please contact us, we’d love to hear from you.