ONGOING PROJECTS

EU - EIDHR

European Union – European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights

Period – 01.01.2021 – 31.12.2023
Value of Grant (in donor currency) – 569,981.00 EUR

Project objectives –
Stronger media through enhanced Freedom of Expression and Right to Information (RTI)

1. To improve quality of journalism by strengthening investigative journalism, media education and online media literacy,

2. To support stronger, robust enjoyment of Freedom of Expression, supported by independent, pluralist media, strengthening democratic values including establishment of transparent and open government by mainstreaming Right to Information

Transparency International – Secretariat (TI-S)

EU – SANCUS – (European Union – Strengthening Accountability Networks Among Civil Society)

Period – 01.01.2021 – 31.12.2023
Value of Grant (in donor currency) – 205,464.20 EUR

Project objectives –
Strengthening Accountability Networks Among Civil Society: Regional coordination of Asia-Pacific countries and in-country action

1.To effectively mobilize CSOs and right holders to demand greater accountability and integrity through increased visibility, strategic advocacy and broad networks.

2.To support CSOs to meaningfully engage duty bearers in consultations, redress mechanisms, as well as in the monitoring and scrutiny of their responsiveness to the policy and budget cycles.

3. To support CSOs to advocate for strongly for enhanced parliamentary oversight, as well as stronger democratic accountability institutions and mechanisms, based on systematic monitoring and public reporting on their performance, using digital technologies.

OSF - Open Society Foundation

Period – 01.07.2019 – 30.06.2021
Value of Grant (in donor currency) – 225,000.00 USD

Project objectives –
Organizational Support

1.To empower citizens to hold the State accountable through RTI facilitation – by engaging civil society organisations established in the regions,
2. To promote Open Governance through enhance Civil Society participation in the Open Government Partnership (OGP)
3.To ensure the integrity of the electoral process through election observation
4. To recognize and celebrate the champions of integrity in the public sector

Transparency International – Secretariat (TI-S)

GACCGlobal Anti-Corruption Consortium Project

Period – 01.06.2020 – 31.05.2021
Value of Grant (in donor currency) – 23,116 EUR

Project objectives –
Global Anti-Corruption Consortium Project – Grand Corruption and Asset Recovery in Sri Lanka

Advocate towards:
– The recovery of assets lost to Sri Lanka due to corruption.
– Greater awareness among the Sri Lankan public of the possibilities and chances of this asset recovery- awareness raising on the scale of the loss to Sri Lanka.
– The enactment of the Proceeds of Crime Act in Sri Lanka.

IDEA MSI

Increased Demand and Engagement for Accountability – Management Systems International

Period – 15.11.2018 – 14.11.2019
Value of Grant (in donor currency) – 86,810.90 USD

Project objectives –
Strengthen accountable governance in Sri Lanka through enhanced civil society advocacy Mechanisms
1.To strengthen accountability of elected and unelected public officials through public awareness of asset declarations and procurement practices, and the need for transparency in these areas
2. To strengthen the civil society to be better equipped to advocate for legislation on Proceeds of Crime

Period – 15.05.2020 -14.05.2021
Value of Grant (in donor currency) – 70,650.90 USD

Strengthened Civil Society Advocacy for Comprehensive Anti-Corruption Mechanisms – Follow on.
1.To advocate for increased commitment of state institutions towards promoting accountability and transparency in public procurement
2.To strengthen accountability of elected and non-elected public officials strengthened through public awareness of Politically Exposed Persons database

TAF - The Asia Foundation

Period – 01.06.2020 – 31.01.2022
Value of Grant (in donor currency) – 246,046.00 USD

Project objectives –
Using Technology to Track the Abuse of Public Property
1. To observe, document, map, report and take action on misuse of public property, leading up to, during and post elections [2019 General Elections, 2019 Provincial Council Elections], to the relevant authorities, institutions and the general public
2. To make public aware on their role on reporting misuse of public property through a targeted print, radio and social media campaign, calling on all citizens to report cases to TISL
3. To motivate public officials to safeguard public property and to take actions against any misuse, due to increased visibility, public demand and pressure
4.To ensure he existence of a publicly available web-based platform where misuse of public property is tracked, in which viewers can generate customized reports and statistics on misuse across the country
5.To identify patterns and trends on misuse of public property across the country, and the information shared with the public and the Election Commission of Sri Lanka for targeted interventions
6. To share knowledge with the regional and international community on the innovative approach to tracking abuse of public property and its outcomes

Transparency International – Secretariat (TI-S)

(DFAT – STRONGG- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia))

Period – 01.12.2020 – 31.08.2023
Value of Grant (in donor currency) – 149,896.00 EUR

Project objectives –
Supporting Good Governance through Informed and Active Public Demand for Accountability
1. To strengthen citizens’ voice for accountability
2. To enhance institutional capacity in championing accountability and good governance, both domestically and internationally
3. To develop stronger laws and policies to address anti-corruption at all levels of government with the input of the civil society

TI UK – Transparency International Chapter in the United Kingdom

Period – 04.2018 – 01.10.2020
Value of Grant (in donor currency) – 90,000.00 GBP

Project objectives –
National Advocacy to advance Sri Lanka’s 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit Commitments
1.To advocate for the implementation of recommendations based on UNCAC (United Nations Convention against Corruption) 2nd review cycle
2.To advocate for enactment of effective and accountable asset recovery legal framework
3.To advocate for the implementation of Victim and Witness Protection Act and support the Victim and Witness Protection Authority