The following criteria are considered by Privacy International when identifying partners:
- Ability to engage in policy processes or in legal debates on privacy issues
- Experience, history and administrative resilience
- Non-dependence on project funds to guarantee functionality and sustainability of the organisation
- Research and/or policy background in human rights and/or privacy issues
- Well-established organisational structure and networks
- Innovative approaches to research design and methodology, and
- Prior experience of engaging with international partners.
Context and operating environment
- Prioritise ODA countries from three lower categories: lower ODA country categories, namely: ‘Least Developed Countries’, ‘Other Low Income Countries’ and ‘Lower Middle Income Countries’;
- Demonstrated potential for policy impact in country of engagement (not necessarily on privacy);
- Manageable level of risk that may emerge from engagement.
Capacity to demonstrate
- Respect and understanding for PI’s organisational mission
- Application of equivalent standards of governance as Privacy International.