Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) promotes democratic and corruption-free governance, particularly with respect to economic, social and gender-based aspects. It works with a network of local CSOs, artists, educators, religious leaders, and human rights, environmental and feminist activists to promote its work and empower potential actors. As part of its strategy to strengthen public participation in the anti-corruption movement, ICW solicits public donations, with a screening mechanism to ensure that donations are not derived from corruption or other criminal activities. Relying on trust-based personal networking, ICW has been able to build up a network of over 500 regular donors. As part of their fundraising outreach, they create and sell campaigning merchandise as an additional source of revenue. The second prong of ICW’s fundraising strategy is to provide fee-based training and educational services on anti-corruption in the private and public sector. In order to address potential conflicts of interest arising from trainings for government officials, ICW established a separate company to execute them, with a strict code of conduct; the profits from that company support ICW's watchdog and advocacy role.

Theory of Change

Strengthening the capacity of citizens to monitor the government helps to achieve the realization of political, legal, economic and bureaucratic systems free from corruption and based on social justice and gender equality.


ICW conducts research and advocacy relating to corruption in the legal sector as well as public policies and laws on corruption. It conducts public campaigns to push for legal, political, and bureaucratic reforms; it monitors and analyses public budgets; and it works to secure citizen rights to basic public services. ICW runs anti-corruption trainings for youth (including on-line classes) and, since 2013, operates an anti-corruption school for university students.


ICW has exposed and overseen major corruption cases involving public officials. Public fundraising campaigns and trainings also advance the organization's mission; the depth of donor participation demonstrates strong public support for the anti-corruption movement. The anti-corruption school’s budget is entirely covered by the public fundraising campaigns.