Ideas for Future Work on Transparency and Accountability

Founded in 2010, the Transparency and Accountability Initiative (T/AI)—a collaborative undertaking of five private and public funders active in the governance field—seeks to support and generate innovative, practical work on transparency and accountability. T/AI believes in the potential to seize momentum generated by different strands of the thriving global transparency and accountability movement to have significant impact. Working with governments, foundations, NGOs, and other practitioners, we galvanize support for ambitious new ideas and promote better funding for this domain.

After T/AI completed five years of work last year, the T/AI steering committee began engaging in an effort to think through lessons learned from T/AI’s activities to date, identify promising frontiers for future work, and build new bridges between different sectoral and expertise “silos.” As part of that effort, in early 2016, we commissioned Thomas Carothers of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to collect and edit a series of short, forward-looking think pieces by leading scholars and activists on the future of the transparency and accountability movement. We commissioned the series for use at a T/AI steering committee retreat in March 2016, focused on defining a long-term vision of the collaborative going forward.

The prompt given to authors was, “Based on your understanding of how the field of transparency and accountability has evolved in recent years, what issues or areas of work would be especially important and fruitful for T/AI’s funders to address in the next several years?” 

In the spirit of T/AI’s commitment to knowledge sharing and openness, we decided after our March retreat to disseminate this collection of pieces more widely, in the hope that this set of essays, which has greatly helped our own thinking and practice evolve, will also be of use to a wider set of people and organizations working on transparency and accountability issues.



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Founded in 2010, the Transparency and Accountability Initiative (T/AI)—a collaborative undertaking of five private and public funders active in the governance field—seeks to support and generate innovative, practical work on transparency and accountability. T/AI believes in the potential to seize momentum generated by different strands of the thriving global transparency and accountability movement to have significant impact. Working with governments, foundations, NGOs, and other practitioners, we galvanize support for ambitious new ideas and promote better funding for this domain.

After T/AI completed five years of work last year, the T/AI steering committee began engaging in an effort to think through lessons learned from T/AI’s activities to date, identify promising frontiers for future work, and build new bridges between different sectoral and expertise “silos.” As part of that effort, in early 2016, we commissioned Thomas Carothers of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to collect and edit a series of short, forward-looking think pieces by leading scholars and activists on the future of the transparency and accountability movement. We commissioned the series for use at a T/AI steering committee retreat in March 2016, focused on defining a long-term vision of the collaborative going forward.

The prompt given to authors was, “Based on your understanding of how the field of transparency and accountability has evolved in recent years, what issues or areas of work would be especially important and fruitful for T/AI’s funders to address in the next several years?”

In the spirit of T/AI’s commitment to knowledge sharing and openness, we decided after our March retreat to disseminate this collection of pieces more widely, in the hope that this set of essays, which has greatly helped our own thinking and practice evolve, will also be of use to a wider set of people and organizations working on transparency and accountability issues.

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