Michael Jarvis is T/AI’s Executive Director. His full bio will be uploaded soon.
Brendan Halloran is T/AI’s Program Officer, leading our workstream on Impact and Learning. This aims to support T/A practitioners, funders and researchers to increase and use their learning about where, when and how T/A initiatives succeed (and don’t), to create new ways of working together, and to increase their impact.
Brendan coordinates TALEARN, a community of practice involving individuals from these different groups, all working on T/A work from all around the world , who want to come together to engage and learn from each other. It’s a safe space to ask tough questions and explore ways forward together.
He also leads T/AI’s involvement in brokering and supporting new research and other learning efforts around transparency and accountability issues, ranging from social accountability to international multi-stakeholder initiatives.
Prior to joining T/AI, Brendan spent five years in Guatemala working on and researching governance issues, most recently as a Democracy and Governance Advisor for USAID focusing on analysis, strategic planning and program design. He earned his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in Planning, Governance and Globalization. His research examined the socio-political dynamics of local development in a low-income urban community in Guatemala City. Brendan is interested in politics, governance and foreign aid, and he blogs on these issues at politicsgovernancedevelopment.wordpress.com.