Working Strategically-Transparency and Accountability Initiative

Awarded on 4 Apr 2011

Open Society Foundations

United States of America

Information and Communication Technology

Grant amount £10,000.00

The Indigo Trust is working alongside The Omidyar Network, Open Society Foundation, The World Bank and Hivos as part of the New Technology Subgroup of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, which is managed by Martin Tisne. 

The Transparency and Accountability field is one of the fastest growing public movements of recent years. The International Budget Partnership, Revenue Watch Institute, Global Witness, Transparency International,  the nascent aid transparency movement and other leading civil society organisations have led the field in their respective sectors. There is now a huge potential to make ambitious, concrete gains in the next decade by bringing together the different strands of what has emerged as a thriving movement of transparency and accountability initiatives worldwide. The Transparency and Accountability Initiative is a donor collaborative that aims to seize this momentum and help expand the impact, scale and coordination of funding and activity in the transparency and accountability field and explore applications of this work in new areas.

The T/A Initiative brings together like-minded donors around support for policy changes identified as turning points in the transparency and accountability movement, enables foundations to support policy innovations within the donor community and encourages funders and practitioners to learn from their successes and failures to generate greater impact at scale. 

The Indigo Trust has awarded a £10, 000 grant to the collaborative to support their work.