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									                                                         DN + AS – 19/05/2006


          TI – 2010: Shaping our Strategic Agenda
                     Background Information


          Questions & Answers regarding TI-2010


1. Why “TI-2010: Shaping our Strategic Agenda”?

The prevalence of corruption across the world presents various challenges
that for many seem impossible to overcome. But examples in history show
that the will and determination of some can prevail: in South Africa the
vision of ending the apartheid system without terrible bloodshed seemed
to many an unlikely prospect, yet others were determined to bring about
this change that they wanted. Through difficult years when it was widely
thought that the fall of the Berlin wall was impossible, many others held on
to their aspirations for an undivided Germany, and worked and
campaigned to make it a reality. In Chile, the Pinochet regime came to an
end in a democratic transition: the fulfilment of the aspirations of people
who devoted themselves to achieving this.

The anti-corruption movement can also think about the future we want to
bring about, and articulate the plans and dreams that drive us towards
their fulfilment. We may be surprised by what could be accomplished.

So we are initiating TI-2010 (TI twenty-ten) because leading individuals
and organisations, such as those engaged with TI, work proactively to
achieve the future they desire. Such individuals and organisations don’t
just sit and wait for opportunities or events to happen before acting –
though they take advantage of those that do arise. They also decide
where they want to go and then determine the best way to get there. This
idea lies at the heart of the TI-2010 initiative.

TI-2010 proposes that we work towards the future we want and which we
believe we can shape. With TI-2010 we expect first to imagine what we
want that future to look like. Only then can we identify those things we
have been doing right in the past – in order to continue doing them - and
those that we have not done before but that will help us reach our goals.


2. Why do this now? And why plan through 2010?

We are doing this now because there is no reason to wait. We can
develop today what the successes of TI should be in 2010.

It is clear that TI’s first 13 years have provided a strong foundation to
prepare us for a successful and productive future. TI-2010 will support the
process that will allow the huge amount of human capital, knowledge and
energy we have accumulated in our global movement to reach the
milestone of this century’s first decade with great success.

The period of four years until 2010 is enough to allow us not to be too
constrained by immediate concerns, yet still short enough to allow for
realistic planning towards the future we want to achieve.


3. Who participates in the process? Will I be involved?

All of those engaged with TI, who believe in the change TI can make
towards a better world, will be part of TI-2010.

National chapters, the board of directors, individual members, the
international secretariat, advisory council members, senior advisors and
our donors and contributors, among others connected to TI, will be asked
for their views – as will other individuals and organisations outside TI.

TI-2010 is an exercise that will collect data through different means,
including face-to-face interviews, brief questionnaires and surveys, among
others, that welcome both individual and institutional contributions, thus
allowing all those interested to add their voice.


4. Are we moving away from the 2003 Strategic Framework?

No. TI-2010 will build on the foundation of the 2003 Strategic Framework.

The 2003 Strategic Framework was an effort that involved the participation
of the entire movement. It took place at a particular point in TI’s history,
when we reached our 10th anniversary and took the opportunity to
undertake an institutional strengthening process. At that time, we aimed to
ensure that our growth and expanding voice in the world was supported by
a sound governance structure, a clear decision on our main areas of work
and a clear understanding of our shared values.

TI-2010’s main aim is not to change the foundations set by the 2003
Strategic Framework. Rather, it is a moment of reflection, in which we will
imagine the future we want to create.

The process will certainly remain open to reviewing some of the issues set
out in the Strategic Framework, but that is not the primary goal.

Just as we all need to have in mind a clear map of where we are going
when driving a car in order to reach our intended destination, we need to
visualize where we, as a movement, and where we want to see ourselves
in 2010. The greatest challenge lies in balancing our own particular
personal or institutional aspirations and challenges with those of a global
movement, of which we are all a part.
5. When will the process be completed?

We envisage completing the consultation process and drafting of reports
by Spring 2007, when it will be presented to the Board of Directors.
Throughout this year there will be extensive consultations that will engage
a range of stakeholders.

The input of TI’s members is fundamental for the success of TI-2010. For
this reason we will use the opportunity for face to face dialogue during the
November 2006 AMM, among others, as an occasion to work together in
shaping the ideas collected so far, as well as exploring new ones.


6. What do we expect at the end of the exercise?

With TI-2010 we will have achieved a shared understanding of the future
our global movement wants to create.

This review of TI’s strategic framework will also help create a sense of
regional priorities, support the building of stronger links between the
chapters, and identify shared purposes across our worldwide movement.

Finally, we will have also worked together to define what TI will see as
successes in the future, and identified a framework of what will be needed
to get there.

Individuals and organisations that spearheaded some of the technological
breakthroughs in medical science or in communications once envisioned
cameras that were able to navigate human organs for a precise clinical
diagnosis, or the use of all sorts of wireless communication devices in our
daily life. So the leading global anti-corruption movement, we will think
about the world it wants to help create. This lies at the core of TI-2010.

								
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