Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) is an Afghan NGO that works to increase transparency, integrity and accountability in Afghanistan through the provision of policy-oriented research, monitoring, capacity building and advocacy on political corruption and aid effectiveness.
The mission of Integrity Watch is to put corruption under the spotlight through community monitoring, research and advocacy. It mobilises and trains communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractive industry projects. It develops community monitoring tools, provides policy-oriented research, facilitates policy dialogue, and advocates for integrity, transparency, and accountability in Afghanistan.
Integrity Watch's work has three major components:
- Community monitoring: includes development of community monitoring tools, mobilising and training communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and the extractives industries.
- Research: focused on policy-oriented research measuring trends, perceptions and experiences of corruption and covering wide range of corruption related issues including security and justice sectors, extractive industries, budget, public finance management and aid effectiveness. The objective is to develop new empirical research in order to set the agenda, influence decision-makers, and bring to public attention non-documented and under-explored issues.
- Advocacy: IWA aims to enhance its pioneering role in advocating for knowledgeable decision-making and informed public debate on corruption and integrity. Work includes the facilitation of policy dialogue on issues related to integrity, transparency, accountability, participation, aid effectiveness, and other issues related to anti-corruption.