David Aled Williams

David Aled Williams

Principal Adviser (U4) and Senior Researcher (CMI)

Saul Mullard

Senior Advisor (U4)

While growing in number, efforts to address corruption in the natural resource sector remain inadequate to conserve the world's wildlife, marine and forest resources. To respond to this challenge, the Targeting Natural Resource Corruption (TNRC) project has been awarded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to a consortium led by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) with 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's overall goal is to strengthen USAID's efforts and the efforts of a wider community of stakeholders to improve natural resource management outcomes by reducing threats posed by corruption. TNRC will focus on delivering new thought leadership and research on how to approach anti-corruption issues in the natural resource sector with an emphasis on wildlife, fisheries and forests; evidence, learning and innovative approaches for USAID and other practitioners to strengthen anti-corruption implementation; deepening global partnerships to combat corruption in the management of natural resources; and more effective anti-corruption programming on the ground. As part of a Leader With Associates (LWA) award, the TNRC Leader Award ($10 million over 5 years) will fund research, knowledge dissemination and piloting new approaches in a limited number of countries. Associate Awards totaling up to $35 million may be awarded by USAID country offices and other operating units, at their discretion, to support further analysis and/or implementation of context-specific anti-corruption programming.