TNRC About the Project

Image representing TNRC's four focus areas: wildlife, fisheries, forests, and finance

Targeting Natural Resource Corruption

Harnessing knowledge, generating evidence, and supporting innovative policy and practice for more effective anti-corruption programming

About the Project

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:

Building Knowledge

Distilling existing anti-corruption knowledge to make it relevant for NRM practitioners

Researching and strengthening evidence on how anti-corruption efforts can help improve biodiversity outcomes

Communicating for Change

Engaging networks and partnerships to exchange knowledge and amplify the reach of anti-corruption information

Empowering others to implement context-appropriate anti-corruption initiatives in NRM

Applying Knowledge and Testing Hypotheses

Piloting and learning from new approaches

Applying 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.

TNRC Award Structure

TNRC is a Leader with Associates award. The Leader Award is a $10 million award (August 2018 - June 2024) that supports research, knowledge dissemination, networking, and piloting new approaches in a limited number of countries.

Associate Awards Under TNRC

Associate Awards under the TNRC mechanism can enable USAID Missions or operating units to analyze and develop a stronger understanding of corruption vulnerabilities and viable entry points for reform; to implement stand-alone activities; and/or to integrate anti-corruption elements into conservation and natural resource management efforts. These awards may be issued at any time up to 26 June 2024 (maximum duration of five years).

Image attribution: © / Jen Guyton / WWF; © Brian J. Skerry / National Geographic Stock / WWF; © Georgina Goodwin / Shoot The Earth / WWF-UK; © Hkun Lat / WWF-Aus