FAQ

  • The Transparency and Accountability Initiative (TAI) is a collaborative of the world’s leading transparency and accountability philanthropic funders working toward a world where citizens are informed and empowered, governments are open and responsive, and collective action advances the public good.

  • TAI provides a platform for funder learning and collaborative action. We work alongside our donor members to provide information and analysis around what they are funding by providing a space to strategize, ask difficult questions, and interrogate evidence. We share knowledge and insights and align funding choices to increase the individual and collective impact of donor members.

  • TAI welcomes the chance to collaborate with other funders (public, private, and multilateral) who share our commitment to the transparency and accountability agenda and robust donor coordination. Learn more about how to join the TAI collaboration here.

  • TAI members support a wide range of innovative transparency and accountability engagements. Explore more of what individual TAI donor member fund on this page and through the databases of Ford FoundationHewlett FoundationLuminate Group, and the Development Tracker of the UK Department for International Development.

  • TAI is not a re-granting organization and does not receive, review, or fund proposals. Instead, TAI works directly with donor members to increase the impact of their funding around our priority thematic areas.

  • TAI’s priorities are centred on accelerating inclusive and equitable development based on “what we fund”, “how we fund”, and with “whom we fund”. Checkout how we work and how we plan to achieve our shared commitment.

  • The previous workstreams of Data for Accountability, Tax and Taxation Governance, Strengthening Civic Space, and Learning for Improved Grantmaking remain important for TAI members. We will continue to engage on these issues under the new strategy but no longer as our exclusive focus.

  • None of our resources or publications has been deleted. All, and any new content, will be accessible via our Resources page.

  • All of our outputs are available as public goods to funders, researchers and practitioners worldwide.

  • TAI does support collective efforts to reinforce grantee learning. We share public good versions of the research and analysis we undertake. We are also committed to identifying practitioner needs and the means by which funders can reduce transaction costs for grantee organizations so they can focus on the critical challenges of implementation.

  • TAI accepts applications for paid internships on a rolling basis for the following periods:
    Summer (May-August)
    Fall (August- December)
    Spring (January- May)