The purpose of this guide is to learn how to assess governance institutions in a country that are responsible for the fight against corruption. It introduces the NIS concept and approach and provides users with the information and tools to conduct a NIS assessment.

METHOD
1Step 1
Project Planning
Define the purpose for the assessment, create a project timeline, draft a budget, and set up project teams and personnel.
2Step 2
NIS Research Process and Outputs
The researcher should engage with the project’s conceptual framework, the scope of the required work, and the specific deliverables. This includes familiarization with the NIS pillars and indicator framework.
3Step 3
Collect
Data is essential for the assessment of the NIS pillars via the NIS indicators. Collect can involve a literature review, key informant interviews, and field tests.
4Step 4
Drafting NIS Report and Scoring NIS Indicators
Researcher develops a draft NIS report based on collected data. NIS indicators are scored in consultation with experts.
5Step 5
Identifying Recommendations and Action Plan
Conducting a workshop will help connect the research component with the advocacy component of the project. The draft report can serve as a platform for discussion among key stakeholders about future action.
6Step 6
Publishing NIS Report and Conducting Advocacy
Discussions and outcomes from the workshop will improve the draft NIS report. After it has been published, it is important to use findings to promote a strong National Integrity System in the country.