About the T/A Initiative

The Transparency and Accountability Initiative (T/A Initiative) is a donor collaborative working to expand the impact and scale of transparency and accountability interventions.

What we do

The Transparency and Accountability field is one of the fastest growing public movements of recent years. It brings together a wide range of organisations and projects aimed at promoting greater openness on the part of governments, companies and other institutions so that the public can hold them to account.

We aim to seize on this momentum by supporting policy change and encouraging all those working in this field to learn from their successes and failures so that they can have greater impact in the future.

Our focus is on expanding approaches that work and improving impact in three areas:

Learning about where, when and how initiatives inform effective interventions

Harnessing the potential of new technologies throughout the transparency and accountability movement

Policy and programming in key transparency and accountability fields

We believe in the huge potential to make concrete gains by bringing together different strands of the thriving global transparency and accountability movement. Working with governments, foundations, NGOs and other practitioners, we galvanise support for ambitious new ideas and promote better funding for this field of work.

Who we are

The collaborative is led by a diverse group of eight leading funders in the field that includes private foundations, a leading bilateral donor and NGOs:

Ford Foundation Hewlett Foundation International Budget Partnership Omidyar Network Open Society Foundations NRGI_logo_strapline_200 UKAid

The T/A Initiative is co-chaired by the Hewlett Foundation and Hivos.

For more information, contact Kristian Godfrey, Administrative Coordinator, Transparency and Accountability Initiative: contact@transparency-initiative.org