Targeting Natural Resource Corruption (TNRC) is a USAID-funded project to improve biodiversity outcomes by equipping practitioners to address the threats posed by corruption to wildlife, fisheries and forests. It does this through three Strategic Approaches:
Distill existing anti-corruption knowledge to make it relevant for NRM practitioners
Research and strengthen evidence on how anti-corruption efforts can help improve biodiversity outcomes
Communicate for Change
Engage networks and partnerships to exchange knowledge and amplify the reach of anti-corruption information
Empower others to implement context-appropriate anti-corruption initiatives in NRM
Apply Knowledge and Test Hypotheses
Pilot and learn from new approaches
Apply broader anti-corruption interventions under Associate Awards
TNRC is implemented by a consortium of leading organizations in anti-corruption, natural resource management, and conservation: World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, TRAFFIC, and the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University.
TNRC is a Leader with Associates (LWA) award. The Leader Award is managed out of WWF-US and supports research, knowledge dissemination, networking, and piloting new approaches. Up to $35 million for Associate Awards may be mobilized by USAID country offices and other operating units, at their discretion, to support analysis and/or implementation of context-specific anti-corruption programming.
The Associate Awards will leverage and contribute to TNRC's knowledge agenda, while responding to specific programming priorities agreed between USAID missions/operating units and TNRC.