Lucia Cirimello

Project Manager - Commitments

Transparency International UK

Lucia Cirimello manages Transparency International UK’s Promise to Practice project, a £1.3m initiative funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), which tracks and advocates for the implementation of anti-corruption commitments made by several governments at the 2016 London Anti-Corruption Summit.

She is responsible for the overall delivery of the project, including the update and maintenance of the Global Anti-Corruption Pledge Tracker, the digital tool where over 20 countries are held to account for their anti-corruption promises, and national trackers in Afghanistan, Ghana, Kenya, United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Mexico and Jordan. As part of this project, she also heads the implementation of advocacy grants in Afghanistan, Jordan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom, which work through national partners to provide technical support to national governments and advocate for the completion of specific anti-corruption promises.

Prior to joining Transparency International, Lucia worked on international development programmes in the governance and anti-corruption sector at Palladium, an international development consultancy firm. She was part of the Mobilising Data for Anti-Corruption (MODAC) programme, a £14m initiative funded by DFID, enabling coalitions that use technology to investigate corruption in Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya. Lucia holds a MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).

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Pledge trackers as catalysts for accountability

London’s 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit acknowledged the importance of international efforts in tackling corruption — but initially lacked a mechanism to ensure that leaders would be held accountable for their promises.

Transparency International’s Global Anti-Corruption Pledge Tracker has created tangible and visible progress measures — and has had great results.