TNRC Final Report

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

Addressing corruption's impact on conservation and natural resource management: Lessons from the Targeting Natural Resource Corruption project

Targeting Natural Resource Corruption (TNRC) was a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project that worked from 2018-2024 to improve biodiversity outcomes by equipping practitioners to better address the threats posed by corruption to wildlife, fisheries, and forests. This final project report outlines core strategies, activities, and outputs from the effort, including lessons from project implementation and future directions that our community can take. TNRC’s implementation focused on three strategic approaches: (1) harnessing existing knowledge and generating new evidence about the impact of corruption and effective programming responses; (2) communicating and networking to disseminate that information and demonstrate practical application, building experience, and generating new learning opportunities; and (3) supporting practical application through pilot projects in six countries and select initiatives that broadened practitioner experience. The project also worked to institutionalize anti-corruption to leave a legacy of concrete change. The project factsheet can be found here.

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