Sharing Knowledge on Corruption
Learning from the Sugar Taf Approach
SUGAR TAF was designed to be responsive and adaptive. As it has gone on, it has further refined and adjusted its working methods to best fit with the opportunities and constraints it has encountered in strengthening anti-corruption work.
One shift in SUGAR TAF’s approach is that gone from being led by non-Ugandans to being Ugandan-led. While expertise from and experiences in other jurisdictions can be extremely useful, Ugandans ultimately have the deepest understanding of what will work within the institutional cultures and legislative regime of Uganda. Another shift is that SUGAR TAF has increasingly used a broad mix of expertise, including a strong focus on change management. From the start, its design has been informed by political economy analysis, and that analysis has been regularly updated through the programme’s existence.
SUGAR TAF’s approach has grown up in Uganda over the period 2015-2020. It has important lessons for anti-corruption work in any complex, politically-sensitive and continuously changing environment, including Uganda going forward and most countries struggling to strengthen their anti-corruption regimes. For this reason, SUGAR TAF has documented lessons around some of the most important aspects of how it has worked on the ground.
Below are some key reports and studies that SUGAR TAF has produced.