Our Approach

How we work

SUGAR TAF uses the problem-driven-iterative approach (PDIA), which was pioneered by Adam Smith International, SUGAR TAF’s primarily implementer. This means that SUGAR TAF was designed based on a situation analysis of the anti-corruption chain in Uganda and in consultation with key institutions within this chain. It is designed to reflect and adjust based on its experience and changes in the context.

SUGAR TAF’s support is partner-driven: SUGAR TAF listens to and works with the institutions it partners with in a responsive and respectful way SUGAR TAF takes a holistic approach to the AC chain, recognising that the chain is both the sum of its parts, and of the interlinkages and relations between them. 

SUGAR TAF is primarily a technical advisory facility, with an emphasis on providing training and advice, rather than material inputs. 


SUGAR TAF has focused primarily on working with the anti-corruption chain actors within the government, with some additional work on looking at “institutions under transformation” and on supporting demand-side actors, including civil society and the media.

To learn more about how SUGAR TAF works, go to:

  • Supporting the Anti-Corruption Chain: On this page, we describe what the anti-corruption response chain is in Uganda and how SUGAR TAF has engaged with it.

  • Supporting Change Makers: On this page, we describe how SUGAR TAF has supported enlightened leadership and champions within the anti-corruption response chain. We also describe SUGAR TAF’s work on identifying factors that allow institutions to transform in ways that reduce the opportunities for corruption.

  • Lessons from the SUGAR TAF Approach: This page contains links to a number of articles that highlight aspects of SUGAR TAF’s approach and experience that can help to inform others looking to support anti-corruption work.

Kampala, Uganda